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Brock-Utne, Birgit – International Review of Education, 2018
This article has its basis in the author's own growing annoyance at so-called "sandwich" programmes, where young academics from developing countries study and learn theories at universities in the Global North, then go to their own countries for fieldwork -- only to return to the host country to fit their data into the theories of the…
Descriptors: African Languages, African Culture, Ethnography, Foreign Countries
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Abadzi, Helen – International Review of Education, 2016
Technological achievements require complex skills for the workplace, along with creativity, communication, and critical thinking. To compete effectively in the global economy, governments must provide their citizens with relevant education and training. To help close the skills gap, international agencies often advise governments of developing…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Fiction, Memory, Creativity
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Wagner, Daniel A. – International Review of Education, 2015
Ongoing policy discussions concerning the post-2015 future of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals are providing the basis for renewed efforts to understand and improve learning and literacy in a global perspective. Aiming for a pathway towards better scientific understanding, this paper asks a central question: What research would be…
Descriptors: Learning, Literacy, Research Needs, Developing Nations
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Salmi, Jamil; Bassett, Roberta Malee – International Review of Education, 2014
While the share of the tertiary education age cohort (19-25) which is being given the opportunity to study has increased worldwide over the past two decades, this does not in fact translate into reduced inequality. For many young people, especially in the developing world, major obstacles such as disparities in terms of gender, minority population…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Equal Education, Access to Education, Developing Nations
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Abiy, Dessalegn Samuel; Kabeta, Genet Gelana; Mihiretie, Dawit Mekonnen – International Review of Education, 2014
Initiated by a "Pilot workshop on developing capacity for establishing lifelong learning systems in UNESCO Member States" held at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, the purpose of this study was to develop a Lifelong Learning system in Ethiopia. Preparations for its conceptualisation included the review of relevant national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Developing Nations, Program Development
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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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Bernhardt, Anna Caroline; Yorozu, Rika; Medel-Añonuevo, Carolyn – International Review of Education, 2014
In countries with a high concentration of youth with low literacy levels, the policy and programming task related to education and training is particularly daunting. This note briefly presents policies and practices which have been put in place to provide vulnerable youth with literacy and life skills education. It is based on a multi-country…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Literacy, Daily Living Skills
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Elfert, Maren – International Review of Education, 2013
Created in 1945 as a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was given, among other mandates, the task of reconstructing education systems devastated during the Second World War. UNESCO, in turn, and after some debate about an engagement in Germany, founded the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Organizations, War, Social Systems
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Smith, Cristine A.; Stone, Rebecca Paulson; Kahando, Sarah – International Review of Education, 2012
Delaying girls' early marriage is a critical public health and education goal in developing countries, in which their own or their mothers' education may play an important role. This paper reviews the existing evidence of any relationship between girls' schooling or women's literacy education and delayed marriage for themselves or their daughters.…
Descriptors: Evidence, Literacy Education, Mothers, Daughters
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Chudgar, Amita; Miller, Karyn; Kothari, Brij – International Review of Education, 2012
Household engagement in a child's education is a complex process; depending on the culture and the context, it may be revealed through a variety of behaviours. Using data from one district in rural Gujarat, India, four indicators of a household's educational engagement were employed to investigate the relationship between household literacy levels…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Rural Areas, Comparative Analysis
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Chapman, David W.; Moore, Audrey Schuh – International Review of Education, 2010
What insights and generalisations can be drawn from looking across the work of multiple governmental and non-governmental organisations aimed at supporting basic education in low and medium income countries? To address this question, this study analysed findings of nine evaluation meta-studies completed by international assistance organisations,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Meta Analysis, Generalization, Developing Nations
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Shafiq, M. Najeeb – International Review of Education, 2010
A targeted educational voucher scheme (TEVS) is often proposed for the poor in developing countries. Essentially, TEVS involves issuing vouchers to poor households, thus enabling them to pay tuition and fees for their children's schooling at participating non-public schools. However, little is known about TEVS' design in developing countries. This…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Vouchers, Developing Nations
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Nonoyama-Tarumi, Yuko; Loaiza, Edilberto; Engle, Patrice L. – International Review of Education, 2010
Late entry into primary school is a widespread phenomenon in developing countries. Students who enter school late are more likely to repeat grades, drop out and perform more poorly. Yet the phenomenon has received little scholarly attention, and there is a dearth of cross-national data. In this paper, we draw on data from the Multiple Indicator…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Adolescents, Probability, Cross Cultural Studies
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Chiotha, Sosten S. – International Review of Education, 2010
In 2004, Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities (MESA) was formally launched by UNEP, UNESCO and the Association of African Universities. This paper sets the stage for a critical analysis of ESD by reviewing historical perspectives of conservation in Africa as a means of appreciating the need for African universities…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Forestry
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Mata-Segreda, Alejandrina – International Review of Education, 2010
The purpose of this article is to share information about the Costa Rican Marine Education Programme in relation to the quality criteria for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Schools. We found that the application of these criteria is feasible, not only to the organisation and management of schools that are looking to become ESD Schools,…
Descriptors: Marine Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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