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Kaiper-Marquez, Anna; Wolfe, Emily; Clymer, Carol; Lee, Jungeun; McLean, Elisabeth Grinder; Prins, Esther; Stickel, Tabitha – International Review of Education, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to extraordinary changes in family literacy instruction, forcing face-to-face programmes to shift rapidly (or "on the fly") to online, remote instruction. This study is one of the few on online teaching and learning in family literacy and, to the knowledge of the authors, the first on emergency remote…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Pandemics, COVID-19, Family Literacy
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Sichula, Noah Kenny; Genis, Gerhard – International Review of Education, 2019
In Zambia, adult literacy education is mainly provided in the form of non-formal literacy classes, with a general emphasis on the economic purpose of alleviating poverty. The aim is to increase the number of skilled citizens who are literate. Exploring (1) the pedagogical practices used in this context and (2) facilitators' choices of certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Nonformal Education, Adult Education
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Lopez, Emma Lina F. – International Review of Education, 2019
In 2000, the government of the Philippines launched its National Service Training Program (NSTP), a compulsory 2-semester course component for all the country's Bachelor and technical vocational students. There is a choice of three subject areas, one of which is the Literacy Training Service (LTS) module. This is designed to train students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Correctional Education, College Students
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Trudell, Joel; Cheffy, Ian – International Review of Education, 2019
Lifelong learning is an established concept in international education, with the discourse surrounding it implying that it is globally relevant. Nevertheless, lifelong learning takes place in specific local contexts in which features such as language, location and content are distinctive. This raises the question: How is an understanding of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Lifelong Learning, Adults
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Hanemann, Ulrike; McKay, Veronica – International Review of Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to examine literacy and numeracy scores of learners who participated in the South African "Kha Ri Gude" Literacy Campaign. Analysing the learning outcomes of the 2011 cohort of a total of 485,941 participants, the authors seek to identify variations between the learners' achievements across the eleven official…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Numeracy, Language of Instruction
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Ng'asike, John Teria – International Review of Education, 2019
Despite setting high hopes on education, very few pastoral nomad children in Kenya transition from primary education to secondary education. This article argues that the national Kenyan compulsory formal curriculum fails to accommodate the needs of pastoralist communities. Literacy rates are particularly low among the Turkana people, pastoralist…
Descriptors: Migrants, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary Education
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Warkineh, Turuwark Zalalam; Rogers, Alan; Danki, Tolera Negassa – International Review of Education, 2018
Teachers/facilitators in adult literacy learning programmes are recognised as being vital to successful learning outcomes. But little is known about them as a group. This small-scale research project comprising ethnographic-style case studies of five adult literacy facilitators (ALFs) in Ethiopia seeks to throw some light on these teachers, their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Ethnography, Case Studies
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Makalela, Leketi – International Review of Education, 2018
While South Africa has been lauded as a multilingual country that accorded official status to 11 languages, the academic notion of multilingualism has always been conceived from a monolingual perspective. Monolingual ideologies, which inadvertently favoured European languages to the detriment of local languages, were passed on to African countries…
Descriptors: African Culture, Multilingualism, Monolingualism, African Languages
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Trudell, Joel; Cheffy, Ian – International Review of Education, 2017
This article discusses the impact of literacy programmes on those who learned to read and write in their own African languages. It draws on adult learners' reflections on the significance of literacy and numeracy in their everyday lives as evidenced in interviews conducted in 2014 and 2015 in rural sites in five African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, African Languages, Native Language Instruction
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Takayanagi, Taeko – International Review of Education, 2016
This study investigates the activities of a village-based literacy centre in Kenya and explores the benefits of community development activities on women's well-being in Africa. Through the analysis of the stories of two Maasai women who had experienced adult literacy learning, the author discovered that: (1) the literacy instructor had inadequate…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Empowerment, Literacy Education, Informal Education
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Post, David – International Review of Education, 2016
Understandings of "literacy" broadened after the United Nations Development Decade of the 1960s. The corresponding research into the benefits of literacy also widened its focus beyond economic growth. The effects of adult literacy and its correlates appeared diffuse with the rise of New Literacy Studies, and the scholarship on…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Sustainable Development, Literacy Education, Educational Benefits
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Boughton, Bob; Durnan, Deborah – International Review of Education, 2014
In the field of international adult education, mass literacy campaigns enjoyed wide support in the 20th century, when they were seen as a way to increase the participation of previously marginalised and excluded populations in national development. Cuba's 1961 campaign achieved iconic status, but was only one of many successful campaigns in Latin…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Postmodernism
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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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Parr, Michelann; Campbell, Terry A. – International Review of Education, 2012
While universal literacy is one of the most pervasive targets of today's educational systems, it is at the same time perhaps the narrowest of all goals. Standardised testing reduces language and literacy to tasks associated with reading and writing. As learning communities become increasingly diverse, teachers, administrators and policy makers are…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Inclusion, Reflection
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St. Clair, Ralf – International Review of Education, 2008
The aim of this article is to make initial suggestions as to how certain aspects of adult literacy and numeracy education would benefit from research resources. The author identifies several issues affecting literacy research, such as limited research capacity and lack of a shared international forum. He then discusses four aspects in more detail:…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Numeracy, Adult Literacy, Teaching Methods
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