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Brock-Utne, Birgit – International Review of Education, 2016
This article discusses the concept "ubuntu", an African worldview rooted in the communal character of African life. Some of the same thinking can, however, be found in various Eurasian and Latin-American philosophies. The concept "ubuntu" is also used in language planning: here, the question of language of instruction is…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, African Culture, Language Planning, Educational Policy
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Kamwendo, Gregory Hankoni – International Review of Education, 2016
This research note is a critique of Malawi's new language of instruction (LOI) policy. The new policy stipulates English as the medium of instruction from the first year (Standard 1) of primary school in a country where English is not the dominant language of household communication. The children are now expected to learn (and that includes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, English (Second Language)
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Kiprianos, Pandelis; Daskalaki, Ivi; Stamelos, Georgios B. – International Review of Education, 2012
This article examines the degree of integration of Roma and Gypsy children in formal education in the Peloponnese region of Greece. It is based on field research conducted by the University of Patras during the school year 2006/07 within the framework of the Greek Ministry of Education's "Integration of Roma children in school"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Children, School Desegregation, Attendance
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Nampota, Dorothy; Thompson, Jeff; Wikeley, Felicity – International Review of Education, 2009
Faced with accelerating poverty, the Malawi government has re-awakened its commitment to the development of human capacity and the role of development in this context. This paper explores the relationship between development and science and technology. It goes on to review the country's science and technology needs and how these justify taking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Scholarships, Economic Development
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Willis , David Blake; Yamamura, Satoshi; Rappleye, Jeremy – International Review of Education, 2008
The Japanese educational system is undergoing extensive change, affecting all stages from pre-school programmes to higher education. As Japan has moved from a nation at the top to "A Nation at Risk," certain dichotomies have been highlighted. Viewing Japan as either educational super-power or educational tragedy, depending on the era of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shindler, Jennifer; Fleisch, Brahm – International Review of Education, 2007
It has been widely assumed that South Africa has achieved universal basic education. Through an analysis of the 2001 census and two national enrolment datasets rather than statistical projections, this study re-examines this assumption and provides new estimates of enrolment levels in primary, basic and secondary education. Using GER, NER, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Equal Education, Census Figures
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Davidson-Harden, Adam; Majhanovich, Suzanne – International Review of Education, 2004
The construct of "neo-liberalism" well defines privatisation within a global convergence of educational policy discourses and practices. This study analyses initiatives for and processes of privatisation in Canadian education from K--12 to post-secondary levels. In considering how privatisation is affecting public education systems in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Educational Trends, Educational Policy
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Johari, A. Rajab; And Others – International Review of Education, 1986
Six individual articles describe the Indonesian distance education satellite system; technology's impact on education in China; computers in public education in Hungary; utilization of educational television in Niger, the Ivory Coast, and Senegal (written in French); the Japanese University of the Air; and educational technology in the Arab world.…
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Computer Uses in Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
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Jordan, Rebecca Clark – International Review of Education, 1982
Characterizes development education in Canadian schools, briefly indicating agencies supporting such work and describing emerging trends in activities being conducted in Canadian provinces and territories. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Development
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Walker, Derek – International Review of Education, 1982
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Development
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Hautecoeur, Jean-Paul – International Review of Education, 2001
Describes the ALPHA series of publications, an action-research project on literacy and education. Explains that ALPHA began as a literacy movement in Quebec, Canada, and is now focused on alternative education, basic education, and sustainable communities throughout the world. (Contains 26 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills
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Su, Zhixin; Hawkins, John N.; Huang, Tao; Zhao, Zhiyi – International Review of Education, 2001
Compares backgrounds and aspirations of teachers in China with teachers in America. Concludes that Chinese teachers generally come from less privileged backgrounds and are less likely to make teaching a lifelong career. Urges both Chinese and American policy makers to revise policies and practices in order to recruit and retain qualified teachers.…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Careers, Educational Background, Elementary Secondary Education
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Psacharopoulos, George – International Review of Education, 1989
Reviews and assesses numerous educational policy statements of East African countries. Policy outcomes do not match expectations, mainly because of insufficient or no implementation. The reason for failure: vaguely stated policies and incompletely analyzed financing implications. Pleads for more concrete, feasible policies based on documented…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gaziel, Haim – International Review of Education, 2001
Examines the effectiveness of Accelerated School Programs (ASPs) on the basis of a study of four comprehensive schools in Israel. Assesses the influence of ASPs upon internal school processes, such as school goals, structures, and cultures, as perceived by school staff. Determines the project's impact on staff and parents' attitudes, and examines…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Greaney, Vincent – International Review of Education, 1980
Recent experience of test development in Ireland, which had no tradition of formal standardized testing, is described, in order to highlight a number of practical and psychometric problems. It is pointed out that some conventional procedures for developing norm-referenced attainment tests have limitations, especially in countries with centralized…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests
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