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Rana, Karna; Greenwood, Janinka; Fox-Turnbull, Wendy; Wise, Stuart – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
Policy by the government of Nepal emphasises the need to develop ICT competencies and suggests the use of ICT will transform traditional models of teaching to ones that are student-centred. This article reports a study of primary teachers' experiences of using digital technologies in rural primary schools in Nepal, and investigates their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools, Conventional Instruction
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Subedi, Khim Raj – Online Submission, 2018
This article aims to explore the policy provisions and practices of the local curriculum in primary level schools. Data are generated from teachers, head teachers, resource persons, and Assistant District Education Officer by using interview and focus group discussion. In addition, document analysis is done to locate the existing implementation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Educational Policy, Elementary Schools
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Regmi, Kapil Dev – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017
This paper critically analyses key educational policy documents produced by the World Bank mainly from the mid-1980s to 2010 with regard to implementing major educational projects in Nepal. Using critical policy sociology as a methodological tool, the paper explores how a small Himalayan nation with per capita income of about US$730 (2014) plunged…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, International Organizations, Foreign Countries, Sociology
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Lamichhane, Kamal – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
This paper explores the challenges and strengths of teachers with a visual impairments teaching in Nepal's mainstream schools, using qualitative interviews of teachers and principals, as well as a student survey data set. Results showed that teachers with visual impairments tend not to teach subjects such as science and mathematics that require…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
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Thapa, Krishna Bahadur; Okalidou, Areti; Anastasiadou, Sofia – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: The prevalence of speech-language impairments in children have been estimated for several languages, primarily in developed countries. However, prevalence data is lacking for developing countries, such as Nepal. Aims: (1) To obtain teacher estimates of incidence and overall prevalence of speech-language impairments and its subtypes as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Impairments, Language Impairments, Incidence
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Acharya, Kamal Prasad – Research in Pedagogy, 2016
This article examines the socio-cultural activities that have direct and indirect impacts on critical thinking practices in primary science classrooms and what kinds of teachers' activities help to foster the development of critical thinking practices in children. Meanwhile, the constructivist and the socio-cultural theoretical dimensions have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Elementary School Science, Educational Practices
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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Devkota, Shree Prasad; Bagale, Shiba – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This article tries to highlight the dropout rate of primary education of Nepal. The main essence of the article is to explore the situation of dropout of primary education. There are several programs and policies to reduce the dropout, out of the school children and so on but still there are several issues that are left behind. Educational budget…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Dropouts, Educational Finance, Family Characteristics
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Phyak, Prem – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2013
This paper analyzes the ideologies and practices of local languages as the medium-of-instruction (MOI) policy in a multilingual school in Nepal. Grounded on the notion of language policy as a locally situated social practice, this critical ethnographic study investigates challenges--both ideological and implementational--that local languages MOI…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Ideology
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Dowd, Amy Jo; Pisani, Lauren – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
Children's reading skill development is influenced by availability of reading materials, reading habits and opportunity to read. Save the Children's Literacy Boost data have replicated this finding across numerous developing contexts. Meanwhile international large-scale reading assessments do not capture detail on current home literacy. The…
Descriptors: International Programs, Measurement, Reading Tests, Literacy
Sharma, Uttam – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation focuses on a key challenge facing developing countries intent on enhancing their human capital base--namely, the issue of quality. One of the chapters evaluates the effectiveness of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative in Nepal's primary and lower-secondary schools. Although the OLPC program is being heavily promoted in…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Access to Computers
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Phyak, Prem Bahadur – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2011
The recent political transformation of Nepal from a constitutional monarchy to a federal democratic republic and from a Hindu polity to a secular country has brought about some crucial changes in language planning. The Interim Constitution of Nepal has not only recognized the multilingual and multicultural reality of the country but has also…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Educational Practices, Primary Education, Multilingualism
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Bhatta, Pramod – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2011
This article explores the nexus between foreign aid and Nepal's primary education in order to understand how aid agencies affect national educational development. It argues that after 1990, when global education targets provided the basic framework for all donor agency funding to primary education and the subsequent use of a sector-wide approach…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Planning, Global Education, Elementary Education
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Winther-Schmidt, Erik – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2011
This article utilises the main principles of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness as one conceptual and methodological strategy for making sense of Nepal's recent experiences of educational reform, primarily an increasing loss in ownership in the transition from a project to programme (SWAp) aid delivery paradigm. Whilst drawing on…
Descriptors: Criticism, Ownership, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Noguchi, Fumiko – Online Submission, 2010
Since its establishment in 2003, the Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) has paid close attention to informal learning processes in community-based efforts to promote local sustainable development. ESD-J carried out two projects to collect information on and visualise community-based ESD practice: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Informal Education, Community Programs
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