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North, Amy – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2018
This paper explores the learning experiences and literacy practices of a group of female migrant domestic workers from Nepal, reporting on ethnographic data collected between 2008 and 2013. Drawing on the conceptualisation of literacy as a social practice, as well as the notion of translocational positionality, it examines the way in which the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Migrant Workers, Ethnography
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Pendergast, Laura L.; Jones, Paul; Scharf, Rebecca; Rasheed, Muneera; Schaefer, Barbara A.; Murray-Kolb, Laura E.; Rasmussen, Zeba; Svensen, Erling; Tofail, Fahmida; Seidman, Jessica C.; Caulfield, Laura E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
Characteristics of temperament have been shown to predict aspects of personality and psychopathology. Approach temperament (i.e., sensitivity, reactivity, and behavioral disposition toward reward stimuli) may be a particularly salient predictor of developmental outcomes (e.g., Nigg, 2006; Shiner & Caspi, 2003). However, there is little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Rating Scales, Infants
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Pendergast, Laura L.; Schaefer, Barbara A.; Murray-Kolb, Laura E.; Svensen, Erling; Shrestha, Rita; Rasheed, Muneera A.; Scharf, Rebecca J.; Kosek, Margaret; Vasquez, Angel Orbe; Maphula, Angelina; Costa, Hilda; Rasmussen, Zeba A.; Yousafzai, Aisha; Tofail, Fahmida; Seidman, Jessica C. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
The Bayley's Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-Third Edition (Bayley-III) were used to measure the development of 24-month-old children (N = 1,452) in the Interactions of Malnutrition and Enteric Infections: Consequences for Child Health and Development (MAL-ED) study (an international, multisite study on many aspects of child development).…
Descriptors: Infants, Child Development, Toddlers, Cross Cultural Studies
Wang, Libing, Ed.; Teter, Wesley, Ed. – UNESCO Bangkok, 2018
Collaboration with stakeholders throughout Asia and the Pacific is increasingly important to develop quality and relevant lifelong learning systems. Technical planning tools like qualifications frameworks aim to promote transparency around expected learning outcomes, yet education and training providers in many countries struggle to deliver on…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Qualifications
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Murphy-Graham, Erin; Lloyd, Cynthia – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This article proposes a conceptual framework for how education can promote adolescent girls' empowerment and, by mapping the field, highlights promising examples of empowering education programs. We conclude by identifying both research and programmatic opportunities for the future that will harness the expertise of a range of specialists from the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Middle School Students, Student Empowerment
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Morley, Louise; Crossouard, Barbara – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
This paper draws on British Council commissioned research in response to concerns about women's absence from senior leadership positions in higher education in South Asia. The study sought existing knowledge from literature, policies, and available statistics and collected original interview data from 30 academics in Afghanistan, Bangladesh,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Leadership, Higher Education
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Carr, Nicola – Educational Media International, 2016
Increasingly, school teachers are expected to be able to teach about and across cultures, as well as teach in digitally enriched classrooms. Teacher educators are expected to prepare their teaching students for such challenges. One university designed the eTutor online environment to enhance and support the development of pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Electronic Publishing, Teaching Methods, Computer Mediated Communication
Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This compilation offers global examples of innovative and promising literacy and numeracy programmes that link the teaching and learning of literacy to sustainable development challenges such as health, social equality, economic empowerment and environmental sustainability. This publication is a timely contribution to the 2030 Agenda for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Literacy, Numeracy, Lifelong Learning
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Ashavskaya, Ekaterina – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2015
Recently, a number of studies have examined the lived experiences of the international teaching assistants (ITAs) in the U.S. classrooms. The findings show that the ITAs face many challenges such as classroom management, instructional, linguistic, cultural and social challenges. Following this line of research, this interview-based study examined…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Foreign Students, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences
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Majid, Shaista; Razzak, Adeela – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
This study was conducted to designing a model of vocational training programs for disables. For this purpose desk review was carried out and the vocational training models/programs of Israel, U.K., Vietnam, Japan and Thailand were analyzed to form a conceptual framework of the model. Keeping in view the local conditions/requirements a model of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Models, Vocational Education
UNICEF, 2015
Business as usual has not provided educational opportunities to world's most marginalized children. The South Asia Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI) is part of the global initiative launched by UNICEF and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) in 2010. The goal of the initiative is to make significant and sustained reduction in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Barriers, Intervention
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2014
The third in UIL's current series of policy briefs, titled "Gender equality matters: Empowering women through literacy programmes," offers research-informed analysis and action-oriented recommendations for local and national governments, providers of literacy programmes and educators on how to reduce the gender gap in adult literacy.…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Equal Education, Gender Differences, Adult Literacy
UNICEF, 2014
Despite rapid economic growth in South Asia, strong inequalities persist and children pay a heavy price. This publication examines latest trends and data on children in the eight countries of the region. It highlights what has been achieved in the 25 years since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child--and what remains to be done.
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Living Standards, Trend Analysis, Foreign Countries
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2014
The case stories presented in this publication focus on young people from vulnerable communities that the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) members are actively engaged with and who have been mobilized in ASPBAE programs for youth leadership and capacity development. Their narratives showcase the successes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Education, Empowerment, Case Studies
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Nasirudeen, A. M. A.; Koh, Josephine Koh Wat; Lau, Adeline Lee Chin; Seng, Lim Lay; Ling, How Ai – Journal of International Students, 2014
This study aims to identify the level of acculturative stress and to examine the correlations between acculturative stress or its subcategories and variables such as English language proficiency. The results show that international students were challenged by social interactions, lack of English language proficiency and financial issues. The…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Stress Variables, Correlation, English (Second Language)
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