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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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Vuzo, Mwajuma – International Review of Education, 2018
Research has been conducted on the detrimental effects of using a foreign language for learning in Tanzania's secondary schools. While most studies recommend the use of a familiar language for instruction, the use of a foreign language in secondary education in Tanzania has been maintained. This has many consequences on the quality of education,…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary Education, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Lavrijsen, Jeroen; Nicaise, Ides – International Review of Education, 2017
An important issue in the design of secondary-level education is the balance between conveying general and occupation-specific (vocational) skills. On the one hand, vocationally oriented programmes, providing occupation-specific skills with immediate labour market relevance, have repeatedly been shown to secure safe pathways into employment. On…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Career Development
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White, Irene; Lorenzi, Francesca – International Review of Education, 2016
Creativity has been emerging as a key concept in educational policies since the mid-1990s, with many Western countries restructuring their education systems to embrace innovative approaches likely to stimulate creative and critical thinking. But despite current intentions of putting more emphasis on creativity in education policies worldwide,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Transfer of Training, Informal Education, Inclusion
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Fredriksen, Birger; Fossberg, Camilla Helgø – International Review of Education, 2014
Over the next two decades, sub-Saharan Africa will face substantial pressure to expand its secondary education system. This is driven by the current low development of secondary education compared to other world regions, continued rapid population growth, the increase in the enrollment and completion rates at the primary education level, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role, Economic Development, Educational Finance
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Akyeampong, Kwame – International Review of Education, 2014
Early notions of life skills in Africa did not take into account the importance of a flexible and portable set of skills that would enable youth to adapt to changes in the world of work and lay the foundations for productive well-being and behaviour. Rather, life skills education in many secondary education curricula in Africa started with an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Daily Living Skills, Secondary Education, Context Effect
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Qorro, Martha A. S. – International Review of Education, 2013
The issue of language of instruction (LOI) and its effects on education in Tanzanian secondary education has been widely researched since the early 1980s. In 2009, the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training proposed a new education and training policy that allows English to be used as LOI from nursery school to tertiary education. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Nursery Schools
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Guarino, Cassandra M.; Tanner, Jeffery C. – International Review of Education, 2012
This study examines Qatar's recent and ambitious school reform in the early stages of its implementation against a set of four criteria for successful education systems drawn from guidelines developed by the international community: adequacy, accountability, autonomy and gender equity. We investigate both the initial structure of the reform and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Accountability, Educational Change
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Jennings, Zellynne – International Review of Education, 2012
Different strategies are being employed worldwide to prepare school-leavers for the world of work. Central to the Reform of Secondary Education (ROSE) in Jamaica in the 1990s was the achievement of goals of access, equity and quality through the implementation of a common curriculum in all schools. Within this reform, Resource and Technology…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Barrow, Dorian A.; Lochan, Samuel N. – International Review of Education, 2012
Globally, private supplementary tutoring is a huge business and the practice is expanding rapidly in many regions of the world where it never existed before. In some of these regions it is posing a novel set of challenges for education planners and policy makers. The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which supplementary tutoring is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Tutors, Secondary School Teachers
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Lai, Manhong – International Review of Education, 2010
In 2003, a curriculum reform of education was initiated in mainland China to improve the quality of senior secondary education. The major purpose of this reform was to move from a teacher-centred to a student-centred approach in teaching. In order to find out how teachers coped with the challenges of the reform and how their work was affected, an…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Qualitative Research, Leadership Styles, Collegiality
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Chapman, David W.; Miric, Suzanne L. – International Review of Education, 2009
Some of the most dramatic growth in the provision of primary and secondary education over the last decade has occurred across countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Yet student achievement across MENA is lagging compared to many other parts of the world. Low quality of education is a primary concern and one of the greatest…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Primary Education
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Murphy-Graham, Erin – International Review of Education, 2009
This article presents results from a qualitative study on how the Honduran secondary education programme, "Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial" (SAT), attempts to "undo gender" (Deutsch 2007: 122) by encouraging students to rethink gender relations in their everyday lives in a way that reflects their increased consciousness of…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Females, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries
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Iturre, Ruben Alberto Cervini – International Review of Education, 2005
Using data from the 1998 High School National Census from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Argentina, the present study examines relationships between school composition, some characteristics of schooling (such as institutional culture and climate), and students' achievement in Mathematics in the last year of high school. The study applies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary Education, Academic Achievement
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Osei, George M. – International Review of Education, 2004
The secondary-education system in Ghana was reorganised in the early 1980s. The present study addresses one part of this reform: the attempt to introduce a more vocationally oriented curriculum in junior secondary schools. The findings on which this study is based are drawn from interviews at several levels as well as from documentary analysis and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Secondary Education
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