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Tikly, Leon – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2019
Education is often perceived in policy agendas as playing a transformative role in realising sustainable development and the SDGs on the continent. The assumption is based, however, on an insufficiently critical understanding of the historical role of education in supporting unsustainable development. The article provides a critical account of the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Postcolonialism, Social Change
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Mukhungulu, Maira Justine; Kimathi, Vengi Ambrose; K'Odhiambo, Atieno Kili – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The ideals of education in Ujamaa philosophy as enunciated by Julius Kambarage Nyerere, the founding president of Tanzania, are neglected phenomena in African education. In about fifty decades of offering education in Africa, from the end of colonialism to the present, education has not enabled Africans to be self-reliant and to live peacefully as…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, African Culture, Presidents, Foreign Countries
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Paulson, Julia; Bellino, Michelle J. – Comparative Education, 2017
Transitional justice and education both occupy increasingly prominent space on the international peacebuilding agenda, though less is known about the ways they might reinforce one another to contribute towards peace. This paper presents a cross-national analysis of truth commission (TC) reports spanning 1980-2015, exploring the range of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Peace, Social Change, Civil Rights
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Barrett, Angeline M. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This think piece focuses on relevance in secondary science education to propose a research agenda for contexts in sub-Saharan Africa, where enrolments are expanding from a low base. The notion of sustainable work is used to consider what kind of science education is relevant for students who will continue to become science specialists and those…
Descriptors: Science Education, Relevance (Education), Reflection, Equal Education
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ElObeidy, Ahmed A. – International Journal of Training and Development, 2016
Labour productivity in Arab countries is low by international standards and this problem occurs in Arab countries both inside and outside Africa. There are 10 Arab countries in Africa: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti and Comoros. Enhancing labour productivity is a major challenge for Arab countries.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Arabs, Labor
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Molla, Tebeje; Cuthbert, Denise – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
After decades of decline, African higher education is now arguably in a new era of revival. With the prevalence of knowledge economy discourse, national governments in Africa and their development partners have increasingly aligned higher education with poverty reduction plans and strategies. Research capacity has become a critical development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Doctoral Programs
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Ngwaru, J. Marriote – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
The majority of people in Southern and Eastern Africa (SEA) including Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda live in rural areas on less than two dollars a day. The countries however share education values based on the conviction that education will transform society and as a result have embraced the Millennium Development (MDG) and Education for All (EFA)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Poverty, Role of Education
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Woldegiorgis, Emnet Tadesse; Doevenspeck, Martin – Higher Education Studies, 2013
This article addresses the changing role of higher education in Africa from the pre-colonial time up to the 1990s. The basic argument is, though higher education institutions are a product of socio-economic and political dynamics of the society in the course of history, these interactions have always been imperfect in Africa since universities did…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Higher Education, Economic Development, Knowledge Economy
Brookings Institution, 2012
Education plays a significant role in development and the dividends that result from investments in education are immeasurable. Quality education generates greater economic growth, creates a lasting impact on public health, and leads to safer more stable societies. Over the past two decades, major progress has been made in providing education to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Progress, Equal Education, Global Approach
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Manteaw, Offei Okoffo – International Journal of Educational Development, 2012
The United Nation's Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) is past its halfway milestone; yet, its overall impact on educational thinking and practice remains unclear in most places and regions of the world. While several efforts and programs are currently in place to promote and affirm the role of education in the global quest for…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education
Eldakak, Sam – Online Submission, 2010
The Arab world contains one of the greatest cultures and histories of any ethnic group in the world. However, since the 1980s, the education of this region has plummeted despite increases in school enrollers. This is prominently seen in the illiteracy rate of 30% throughout the Arab world. Furthermore, with a high unemployment rate of 14%, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, High Achievement, Ethnicity
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Ikpe, I. B. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The influence of positivism in education has been on the increase in the recent past, with academic departments increasingly being asked to justify the money spent on them and show some level of cost effectiveness. There is no other cluster of academic disciplines that is adversely affected by new wave of positivism as the Humanities which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Cost Effectiveness, Humanities
Adetunji, Barihi; Adesida, Aderonke Adetunji – Online Submission, 2009
The strabismus conception of masculinity and power with its manipulation as reflected in the consequences of actions endorsed and demonstrated by leaders, followers, citizens as individuals and groups at different times in the past, and present has been a major source of the seemingly quiescence and underdevelopment in Africa. Masculinity has…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Distance Education, Ideology, Discourse Analysis
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Waghid, Yusef – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2007
In South Africa there is widespread recognition amongst university educators that the new outcomes-based education (OBE) system can prevent instrumental thinking, particularly in view of OBE's agenda to encourage critical learning. However, what these educators do not necessarily take into account is that many students are not always ready to deal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcome Based Education, African Culture, Racial Segregation
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Bird, Lyndsay – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2007
Two-thirds of the world's conflicts are in Africa. In particular, the Great Lakes region (Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Tanzania) continues to see conflicts that are complex, extreme and seemingly intractable. By exploring the narrative experiences of those most affected by the conflicts in the region--specifically…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, War
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