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Sharma Poudyal, Chandra – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
The Education Act 1971 is the main policy document under which schools in Nepal are operated. With the change in political regime, this policy has been amended as per the ideology of the incoming regime. Although private schools started to show their influence in Nepal in the late 1980s, excessive growth of private schools began with the…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Philosophy, Privatization, Foreign Countries
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Tobin, Mollie; Nugroho, Dita; Lietz, Petra – Research Papers in Education, 2016
This article synthesises findings from two systematic reviews that examined evidence of the link between large-scale assessments (LSAs) and education policy in economically developing countries and in countries of the Asia-Pacific. Analyses summarise evidence of assessment characteristics and policy goals of LSAs that influence education policy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Global Partnership for Education, 2016
This brief fact sheet presents benefits of investing in gender equality, how the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) supports inclusive and equitable quality education, as well as the results it has achieved.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Access to Education, Foreign Countries
Banham, Louise; Ahern, Meg – Global Partnership for Education, 2016
Gender equality in and through education is critical to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as many experts have observed, and investing in this area yields substantial public and private returns. It is a key driver of economic and social development and leads to gains in health, nutrition and many other areas. Support…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Gender Issues, Sex Fairness, Change Strategies
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
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Barakat, Sultan; Connolly, David; Hardman, Frank; Sundaram, Vanita – Comparative Education, 2013
The last decade has seen a growing recognition amongst international donors, development agencies, non-government organisations and academics of the vital role education can play in bringing about recovery following violent conflict, natural disaster and other crises. This has led to the development of increasingly targeted and sophisticated…
Descriptors: Violence, Conflict, Role of Education, Coping
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Geography Teacher, 2007
"The Geography Teacher" provides hands-on reference and educative material for K-12 Geography teachers. The journal also pioneers innovative ideas for contemporary teaching methods, including lesson plans. This issue contains the following: (1) Ask Dr. de Blij (Dr. Harm de Blij); (2) Refugees in America (TGT); (3) Guinness and the Irish…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Refugees