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Nkrumah Agyabeng, Anthony; Ahwireng, Patience Obeng; Bawole, Justice Nyigmah; Mickson, Michael Kwame; Ahenkan, Albert – Health Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to examine the electricity challenges confronting slums in order to understand the health implications thereof. Design/methodology/approach: The study utilized purposive sampling techniques supported by the convenience sampling method within the context of qualitative research to select 30 interviewees of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Slums, Energy, Barriers
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Erika Natacha Fernandes de Andrade; Marcus Vinicius da Cunha; Tatiana Cristina Santana Viruez – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2024
Brazilian writer Carolina Maria de Jesus (1914-1977) was born in a rural community and spent most of her life in a slum. Despite this, her literary work achieved remarkable editorial success, having its value recognized by critics and academic circles. This paper analyzes Carolina Maria de Jesus's autobiographical narratives in the light of John…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Aesthetics, Art, Intellectual Development
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Simranjeet Kaur; Sunita Singh – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2023
This ethnographic case study presents findings of an 18-month research study focusing on the ways in which families residing in an urban slum were using mobile phones and how this use supported literacy practices. Data collection included participant observations and interviews with 42 participants including parents, children and community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Slums, Urban Areas, Telecommunications
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Preko, Alexander; Nkrumah Agyabeng, Anthony; Mensah, James Kwame – Health Education, 2021
Purpose: The literature has acknowledged that good health is a crucial component of well-being. This study explores the country-specific understanding of slum dwellers' occupational activities and their environmental behavior. Design/methodology/approach: Using the environmentally responsible behavior model, the study utilized exploratory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Slums, Occupations, Responsibility
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Gazi Mahabubul Alam – Education 3-13, 2024
"It is dark under the lamp"-a proverb that frequently refers to the misery that prevails in confined, lit environments. In terms of economic development, urban regions have risen to prominence as centers of excellence. Cities are populated by individuals from varied cultural, professional, and economic backgrounds. The disparities in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Slums
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Edwards, D. Brent, Jr.; Okitsu, Taeko; Mwanza, Peggy – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
This study investigates the emergence and supply-demand dynamics of a market for low-fee private schools (LFPS) at the level of early childhood care and education (ECCE) in a slum of Lusaka, Zambia. Based on data collection over 1.5 years, the study reveals that, despite a government policy to support ECCE, over 90% of ECCE centers are private;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Fees, Supply and Demand
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Ajgaonkar, Vinita; Shaikh, Nikhat; Shyam, Rama; Karandikar, Neeta; Patni, Pallavi; Rajan, Sheetal; Jayaraman, Anuja – Health Education Journal, 2021
Objective: Anaemia is a health problem for adolescents in India. This paper examines the nuanced transformations triggered by a multi-pronged, community-based anaemia intervention with adolescents and their families, seeking meaningful insights for future nutrition and anaemia programmes. Design: Qualitative study rooted in critical theory.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Diseases, Foreign Countries, Health Programs
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Miller, Terry E. – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
Although American Roman Catholic priest Father Joseph Maier founded the Mercy Centre in the heart of Bangkok's Khlong Toey slums in the early 1970s, music was not part of the program until around 2010 when Dr. Mick Moloney began raising funds to support the teaching of Thai classical music. With additional donations, the music program has grown…
Descriptors: Slums, Music, Dance, Classical Music
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Ngware, Moses W.; Ciera, James Mbugua; Musyoka, Peter K.; Mutisya, Maurice – Education 3-13, 2021
The paper examines the link between school effectiveness and academic performance among primary schools in Nairobi city, Kenya. Data are from 1120 teachers spread in 89 primary schools. Using multivariate regression analysis, the school effectiveness correlates and school academic performance are investigated. Results show existence of a latent…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Teachers
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Skovsmose, Ole; Scandiuzzi, Pedro Paulo; Valero, Paola; Alrø, Helle – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2018
In this article, the authors introduce a theoretical framework for discussing the relation between favela students' life conditions in relation to their educational experiences and opportunities. A group of five students from a favela in a large city in the interior of the state of São Paulo in Brazil was inter-viewed. The students were invited to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Mathematics, Educational Experience
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Anand, Chetan; Dalal, Jyoti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2022
The present research attempts to examine the nature of violence and the manner in which it is experienced in schooling practices. By investigating the everydayness of schooling practices to capture the manifestation of violence, it aims to understand the experiences of marginality by locating it on the state-school continuum. The research has used…
Descriptors: Violence, Elementary Schools, Government Role, Social Isolation
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Bandyopadhyay, Kaustuv Kanti; Nagpal, Sukrit – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2020
The paper focusses on three aspects of our work with the urban poor: utilization of participatory research methodologies to elicit local knowledge in forms that do not require traditional education; building capacities to create active organized citizenry through catalysing Settlement Improvement Committees, which are representative bodies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Population, Economically Disadvantaged, Participatory Research
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Sibanda, Rockie – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2019
Background: Mother-tongue education in South African primary schools remains a challenge to policymakers. The situation is problematic in multilingual "lok'shin" (township) schools where the "lok'shin" lingua is not recognised as 'standard' language. This article raises the controversial possibility of positioning of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, African Languages, Native Language, Language of Instruction
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Alam, Gazi Mahabubul; Parvin, Morsheda – Education and Urban Society, 2023
According to a proverb often referring to the misery that prevails in restricted if enlightened surroundings, "It is dark under the lamp." Urban areas have emerged as centers of excellence as far as economic development is concerned. People coming from diverse cultural, professional, and economic backgrounds live in cities. Gaps their…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Emergency Programs
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Kazmi, Nabila – in education, 2022
In this article, I examine the lived experiences of two young women from urban slums in India who participated in an after-school program focusing on issues of gender inequality within their homes, communities, and schools. Through unstructured and semi-structured interviews and observations, this paper argues that young women from marginalized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Slums, Gender Bias
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