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Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Heerde, Jessica A.; Scholes-Balog, Kirsty E.; Herrenkohl, Todd I.; Toumbourou, John W.; Catalano, Richard F., Jr. – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: This article examines the effect of early adolescent alcohol use on mid-adolescent school suspension, truancy, commitment, and academic failure in Washington State, United States, and Victoria, Australia. Also of interest was whether associations remain after statistically controlling for other factors known to predict school outcomes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Adolescents, Drinking
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Iddrisu, Issah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The universal basic education policy enshrined in the constitution of Ghana is aimed at making education accessible and affordable for all Ghanaian citizens. This paper sought to assess whether the universal basic education policy really have an impact on access at the basic level. The study was carried out on the premise that the universal basic…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
Abonyo, Nelson; Onderi, Henry; Ayodo, T. M. O. – Online Submission, 2014
Despite the introduction of Free Primary Education in 2003 by the Kenya government in its quest to increasing access, retention and equity in education provision, child survival rate in primary schools in Mbita Sub-county is still 85.2% and is below the national survival rate of 97.1%. It was due to this low retention rate that the study was set…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Academic Persistence, Surveys
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Muthoni, Njeru Idah; Otube, Nelly; Ondigi, Samson Rosana – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
This study investigated the factors that influenced low enrolment and retention rates of girls with disabilities in integrated primary schools. It further explored possible intervention measures that may be employed to mitigate the situation. The study was conducted in selected schools in Runyenjes (Embu East) and Manyatta (Embu North)…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Academic Persistence, Females, Disabilities
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Ruff, Ryan Richard – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2016
Education in Sub-Saharan Africa is increasingly viewed as a means of emancipation and a transformative project for social mobility. Developing nations have pursued policies such as universal or free primary education to increase access to education and improve student outcomes. In this study, direct and indirect precursors to primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Costs, Educational Finance, Class Size
Griffin, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Majority of English as second language (ESL) students attending primary and secondary schools in the United States are not considered college ready despite mandated educational strategies aimed at improving language acquisition and academic performance. ESL students are more likely to drop out within the first 2 years of college than their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Kiilu, Redempta M.; Mugambi, Lucy – African Educational Research Journal, 2019
Although education stakeholders agreed on achieving Education for All by 2015, high wastage rates in developing countries has remained a major concern. In Kenya, data shows that more than one million primary age children are still out school. In many countries, school feeding programmes has been used as one of the interventions to promote…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Wastes, Out of School Youth, Food
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Nthambi, Mutiso Veronicah; Orodho, John Aluko – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of sand harvesting on environment and educational outcomes in public primary schools in Kathiani Sub-County, Machakos County, Kenya. This study was premised on treadmill theory of production proposed by Schnaiberg (1980). The study adopted a survey design. Combinations of purposive and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Natural Resources, Public Schools
Grover, Sharon D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
According to the instructors and administrators at a local adult education (AE) program in Houston, Texas, retaining and graduating general education development (GED) students has been a constant challenge. Locating GED attendance barriers could enable AE programs to develop techniques that increase student retention and graduation rates. The…
Descriptors: General Education, High School Equivalency Programs, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Edwards, D. Brent, Jr.; Zimmermann, Thomas; Sitha, Chhinh; Williams, James H.; Kitamura, Yuto – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2014
This article has three purposes. First, it presents findings from a study of student retention and dropout in Cambodia, as pupils transition from primary to lower secondary school. Second, it aims to understand from an in-depth, emic perspective the dynamics of this process and the challenges that individual families and their students face around…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Secondary Education, Elementary Education, Academic Persistence
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2015
The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has synthesized key data on English learners (ELs) into two-page PDF sheets, by topic, with graphics, plus key contacts. The topics for this report on the retention and suspension of English Learners (ELs) include: (1) Percentage of ELs and Non-ELs Enrolled and Retained in Elementary School (Grades…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Academic Persistence, Suspension, Enrollment Rate
Gardner, Crystal Dannette – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Over the past two decades numerous studies have been done on the reading behavior of students from a content perspective as well as a program perspective (Deshler, 2001). However, very little research has been done on the retention of knowledge gained during reading interventions put in place to rectify situations in which students have not met…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Suburban Schools, Reading Difficulties, Intervention
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Bernstein, Larry; Edmunds, Julie; Fesler, Lily – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Students entering high school in 9th grade face a formidable challenge. The transition to high school from 8th grade brings with it increased risks for all students. For example, students in 9th grade are anywhere from three to five times more likely to fail a class than students in any other grade. Similarly, ninth grade retention rates are…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Readiness, High School Students, Student Adjustment
Blimpo, Moussa Pouguinimpo – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Education is a powerful tool to improve lives and enhance the prospect of innovation and development of nations. While primary school enrollment has increased considerably over the past few decades in Sub-Saharan Africa, learning and the retention rate have remained low. The first two chapters of this dissertation analyze two dimensions in a bid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Trust (Psychology), Economics
Govinda, R; Bandyopadhyay, Madhumita – Online Submission, 2010
In recent years, strengthening and better functioning of local governance have become prime concerns of educational reform agenda. Establishment of effective local governance has been part of overall changes in educational governance for several years in many countries including India. It is now widely recognized that effective local governance…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Community Involvement, Governance, Educational Change