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Marshall, Jeffery H.; Aguilar, Claudia R.; Alas, Mario; Castellanos, Renán Rápalo; Castro, Levi; Enamorado, Ramón; Fonseca, Esther – International Review of Education, 2014
Honduras has made steady progress in expanding post-primary school coverage in recent years, but many rural communities still do not provide a middle (lower secondary) school. As a result, Honduras has implemented a number of middle school alternative programmes designed to meet the needs of at-risk populations throughout the country. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Dropout Research, Middle School Students
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Yoshino, Asako – International Review of Education, 2012
The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between eighth-grade students' maths-related self-concepts and their achievements in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2007. The students' maths self-concept was compared with other variables, namely their mothers' education, their fathers' education…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Achievement
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Silman, Fatos; Caglar, Mehmet – International Review of Education, 2010
Cyprus is a Mediterranean island divided into two political sections. For political agreement to be possible between the North (Turkish) and South (Greek), Cyprus should give full consideration to citizenship education at schools with the aim of transmitting shared values and helping students become EU citizens. In this research, two citizenship…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Textbooks, Democracy, Citizenship Education
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Abadzi, Helen – International Review of Education, 2008
Reading depends on the speed of visual recognition and capacity of short-term memory. To understand a sentence, the mind must read it fast enough to capture it within the limits of the short-term memory. This means that children must attain a minimum speed of fairly accurate reading to understand a passage. Learning to read involves "tricking" the…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Short Term Memory, Grade 6, Grade 2