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Piper, Benjamin; Merseth, Katherine A.; Ngaruiya, Samuel – Global Education Review, 2018
Early childhood development and education (ECDE) is devolved in Kenya, which means that each of Kenya's 47 counties budgets for and implements ECDE independently. Kenya provides two years of preprimary education to children ages four and five. Given scarce resources, constructing facilities and hiring teachers are often principal considerations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Resource Allocation, Educational Finance
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Shallwani, Sadaf; Abubakar, Amina; Nyongesa, Moses K. – Global Education Review, 2018
This exploratory study examined the strengths and weaknesses in the quality of early childhood care and learning at selected community-based childcare centers (CBCCs) in Malawi, and aimed to understand underlying challenges and opportunities that may be addressed to improve quality and ultimately children's outcomes. Classroom environments and…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Literacy Education
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Tal, Clodie – Global Education Review, 2018
This paper seeks to improve our understanding of the challenges faced by teachers and student-teachers in the process of implementing small group work (SGW) in early childhood education (ECE). In light of the discrepancy between the clear benefits of SGW in education--its solid theoretical foundation--and its sparse and poor implementation, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Small Group Instruction, Early Childhood Education
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Brown, Elissa F.; Wishney, Leigh R. – Global Education Review, 2017
Divisive rhetoric and heated political discourse surround the identification and education of gifted students and lead to opposing philosophical issues of egalitarianism versus elitism. Researchers have long chronicled the ambivalence in the United States over the concepts of giftedness and intellectual talent (Benbow & Stanley, 1996; see also…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Excellence in Education, Gifted, Political Influences
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Faas, Stefan; Wu, Shu-chen; Geiger, Steffen – Global Education Review, 2017
In order to reflect international reform movements in a system- and culture-comparative perspective, the following article investigates the early childhood education systems in Germany and in Hong Kong, with reference to the respective social and educational roots, pedagogical development lines, and basic educational approaches. In addition,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Play, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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Bialik, Gadi; Shefi, Noa – Global Education Review, 2017
Since the 1970s, Israel's educational policy has been undergoing a change generated by the neo-liberal agenda. In this light, it is not surprising that since the 1990s, Israel's education system has adopted the main characteristics of the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM). In light of this, the current research will focus on a newly born…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace – Global Education Review, 2016
That rural schools suffer from issues of "hard to staff" and "harder to stay" has been well documented in extant literature. However, the literature seems to indicate inadequate teacher preparation for work in rural schools. Literature also demonstrates that teaching in rural settings ostensibly requires relevant knowledge and,…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Practicums, Journal Writing, Foreign Countries
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de la Garza, Katy – Global Education Review, 2016
This study analyzed challenges faced by teachers in rural and Indigenous schools, and the impact of pedagogical mentorship in contributing towards more culturally and linguistically relevant education. Using a case from Guatemala, this article explored pedagogical mentorship as an in-service teacher training resource for multi-lingual and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Teacher Attitudes
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Beckman, Paula J.; Christenson, Lea Ann – Global Education Review, 2016
This qualitative case study was designed to explore student's perceptions of the impact of a two-week service-learning experience in rural El Salvador. Students stayed in an economically impoverished village in rural El Salvador and worked on projects that promoted education for children in the village. Participants included 15 graduate and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace – Global Education Review, 2016
Attempts to address global pressure to achieve Education for All have been hampered by two fundamental challenges in developing countries, namely an acute shortage of teachers and large rural populations in these countries. In addition, qualified, competent teachers shun working in rural settings. While recruitment of professionally unqualified…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Shortage
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Wasmuth, Helge – Global Education Review, 2016
This article discusses an alternative learning project that was conducted in an online course at a teacher education program from Fall 2012 to Fall 2015. As part of the course, students had to create avatars, an alter ego, and think and act as their avatars when faced with educational issues. The project strives to overcome challenges that teacher…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teacher Education Programs, Perspective Taking, Online Courses
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Lee, Stacey J.; Hawkins, Margaret R. – Global Education Review, 2015
The number of immigrant English learners attending schools in new destinations across the US is rapidly increasing. We draw on the sociological scholarship on "contexts of reception" and scholarship on sociocultural approaches to policy to examine the educational contexts faced by immigrant English learners in new destination communities…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Immigrants, Rural Schools, Educational Environment
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Ngalawa, Athanas; Simmt, Elaine; Glanfield, Florence – Global Education Review, 2015
This article describes a qualitative exploration of a primary school in a remote rural community of Tanzania, whose students showed promising performance in mathematics, as measured by the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE). Case study methods were used to conduct research about the school and the community and included interviews, focus…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Improvement, School Community Relationship, Case Studies
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Arreguín-Anderson, María G. – Global Education Review, 2015
In this article, the author suggests that children's natural inclination to explore nature, or biophilia, can be explored as a factor that encourages both cognitive engagement and language development. The author summarizes the types of scientific inquiries that bilingual elementary students and their university partners engaged in when guided to…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Bilingual Students, Science Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Danzak, Robin L. – Global Education Review, 2015
Thousands of children and teens labor as migrant farmworkers across the United States. These youngsters, many who are immigrants, face challenges in completing their education and breaking the cycle of agricultural work. Such barriers are influenced by geographic instability, poverty, and sociocultural marginalization. Beyond these factors, and…
Descriptors: Migrant Workers, Agricultural Laborers, Immigrants, Poverty
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