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Chang, Dian-Fu; Wu, Ming-Lieh; Lin, Sung-Po – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This study examines the nature of adult engagement in lifelong learning in Taiwan. Previous studies have shown that gender and socioeconomic status (SES) are key variables related to equal access to education. Are these variables related to adults' engagement in lifelong learning in a specific country? This study analysed data from a survey of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Adult Students
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Gao, Fang; Shum, Mark S. K. – Educational Research, 2010
Background: Recent government initiatives in Hong Kong have focused on raising the participation of students from South Asian backgrounds in mainstream schools, to encourage their further integration into Hong Kong's educational system and society. These students' learning in mainstream schools takes place within the context of the central…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Teaching Assistants, Language Acquisition
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Irvine, Angela; Lupart, Judy; Loreman, Tim; McGhie-Richmond, Donna – Exceptionality Education International, 2010
Inclusive education--based on the premise of social justice--advocates equal access to educational opportunities for all students. This research provides insight into the inclusive experiences of school principals in a Canadian rural school district through quantitative and qualitative inquiries. A survey was administered to 16 school…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Data Analysis, Educational Opportunities
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Hughes, Gwyneth – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
Enthusiasts for new social software do not always acknowledge that belonging to e-learning communities depends upon complex and often unresolved identity issues for learners. Drawing on the author's previous research on belonging in social learning, the paper presents a theory of identity congruence in social learning and brings to the foreground…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Socialization, Self Concept, Learning Theories
Panjabi, Rajesh; Rajkumar, Rahul; Kim, Jim Yong – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Around the world, the fight for affordable medical treatment is intensifying. Headline-grabbing battles are being waged in India, where the Chennai High Court recently decided a major constitutional case over access to lifesaving cancer medication. In Thailand, Abbott Laboratories, a multinational pharmaceutical giant, has withdrawn registration…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Research and Development, Laboratories, Student Organizations
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Prudence, Chou Chuing; Li-Tien, Wang – Chinese Education and Society, 2012
The objectives of expanding higher education are to foster advanced personnel and realize the concept of achieving equal access to education. The problems created by the expansion of higher education in many countries, including Taiwan, in fact indicate a divergence from originally anticipated objectives. Such problems include the uneven…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Resource Allocation, Educational Quality
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Law, Alex – LATISS: Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences, 2007
In this paper, I examine the problem of common-sense democracy, understood here as a habitus of equal participation in social and political dialogue, through the teaching of sociology to non-traditional students at a Scottish post-1992 university. For the eighteenth century Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid, common sense was intrinsically…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Democracy, Student Participation, Foreign Countries
Erberber, Ebru – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Turkey is expected to be a full member of the European Union (EU) by 2013. In the course of its integration into the EU, Turkey has been simultaneously facing access, quality, and equity issues in education. Over the past decade, substantial progress has been made on increasing the access. However, improving the country's low level of education…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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McNamara, John K. – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2006
In Canada over the past two decades many legal disputes have arisen concerning education for children with learning disabilities. Most often these disputes are concerned with equal access for children with disabilities and centre on the notion of appropriate education. Issues concerning equal access to appropriate education have a long history and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prevention, Learning Disabilities, Civil Rights
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Riddell, Sheila; Weedon, Elisabet; Fuller, Mary; Healey, Mick; Hurst, Alan; Kelly, Katie; Piggott, Linda – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2007
This paper draws on a four-year longitudinal ESRC funded project examining learning experiences of disabled students in higher education in four universities. The focus here is on institutional responses to the demands of audit culture and legislation in relation to making reasonable adjustments for students with impairments. The data comes from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Quality Control, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Palmer, Robert – International Journal of Educational Development, 2009
Against a backdrop of some two decades of sustained economic growth in Ghana, this paper argues that there are a series of sustainability challenges related to technical and vocational skills development (TVSD) that need to be addressed. This paper analyses several sustainability dimensions of TVSD related to: promoting the sustainability of…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Employment, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Bennett, John; Neuman, Michelle J. – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2004
This article presents the most recent results of a comparative review of early childhood education and care carried out by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Founded in 1961 and based in Paris, OECD is one of the world's most important sources of statistical, economic, and social data. Based on reviews in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Young Children, Quality Control
Panyarachun, Anand – 1999
This paper discusses information gateways and equal access to information. Highlights include: the development of the physical infrastructure of libraries; globalization as it relates to the use of software; Internet controls such as the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act; the psycho-social component of libraries; computer literacy and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Children, Computer Literacy, Developing Nations
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Brown, C.; Czerniewicz, L. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2010
This paper interrogates the currently pervasive discourse of the "net generation" finding the concept of the "digital native" especially problematic, both empirically and conceptually. We draw on a research project of South African higher education students' access to and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Age Differences, Access to Computers
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Luck, Morgan – Distance Education, 2009
The principle of equality states that it is bad for some people to be worse off than others. In the context of distance education, this principle is violated on those occasions where on-campus students have access, not only to all the resources available to distance education students, but also to face-to-face tutorials. This is because the…
Descriptors: On Campus Students, Equal Education, Access to Education, Instructional Materials
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