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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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Knowland, Victoria C. P.; Thomas, Michael S. C. – International Review of Education, 2014
The acquisition of new skills in adulthood can positively affect an individual's quality of life, including their earning potential. In some cases, such as the learning of literacy in developing countries, it can provide an avenue to escape from poverty. In developed countries, job retraining in adulthood contributes to the flexibility of…
Descriptors: Adults, Neurosciences, Skill Development, Scientific Research
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Haugen, Caitlin S.; Klees, Steven J.; Stromquist, Nelly P.; Lin, Jing; Choti, Truphena; Corneilse, Carol – International Review of Education, 2014
Girls' education has been a high development priority for decades. While some progress has been made, girls are often still at a great disadvantage, especially in developing countries, and most especially in African countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, less than half of primary school teachers and only a quarter of secondary school teachers are…
Descriptors: Barriers, Program Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Women Faculty
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Brock-Utne, Birgit; Mercer, Malcolm – International Review of Education, 2014
Africans speak African languages in their everyday lives while lessons in school are delivered in an exogenous language. In many places adult education is also carried out in a language the majority of people do not speak. The exogenous languages, which are the languages of the former colonial powers and mastered just by a small African elite, are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Languages, Democracy, Lifelong Learning
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Koh, Aaron – International Review of Education, 2014
Why do more than three-quarters of Hong Kong's senior secondary students flock to tutorial centres like moths to light? What is the "magic" that is driving the popularity of the tutorial centre enterprise? Indeed, looking at the ongoing boom of tutorial centres in Hong Kong (there are almost 1,000 of them), it is difficult not to ask…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Role, Marketing, Semiotics
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Liyanagunawardena, Tharindu Rekha; Adams, Andrew A.; Rassool, Naz; Williams, Shirley A. – International Review of Education, 2014
Education, especially higher education, is considered vital for maintaining national and individual competitiveness in the global knowledge economy. Following the introduction of its "Free Education Policy" as early as 1947, Sri Lanka is now the best performer in basic education in the South Asian region, with a remarkable record in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy
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Morlaix, Sophie; Suchaut, Bruno – International Review of Education, 2014
The main objective of this study, which evaluated a sample of first-year students enrolled at the University of Burgundy, France, in 2010-2011, is to understand the factors determining success in the first year of university. The originality of this research lies in the inclusion of specific indicators of students' skills when they start…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Freshmen, Higher Education, Educational Background
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Goodall, Helen – International Review of Education, 2014
This paper sets out to evaluate a proposed twelve-month programme of development aimed at academic staff at a new university in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The author uses a model of cultural difference proposed by Dutch social psychologist Geert Hofstede as her starting point. Reference is also made to the work of other researchers and to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Cultural Differences, Comparative Education
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Murillo, F. Javier; Martinez-Garrido, Cynthia – International Review of Education, 2014
This paper explores teachers' habits (1) in terms of setting homework for their students and (2) in terms of building on homework in the classroom. Based on data collected in UNESCO's Second Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (SERCE), the sample size of this analysis is about 200,000 Primary Grade 3 and 6 students in 16 Latin American…
Descriptors: Homework, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Berberoglu, Giray; Tansel, Aysit – International Review of Education, 2014
This paper investigates the effectiveness of private tutoring in Turkey. The authors introduce their study by providing some background information on the two major national examinations and three different kinds of tutoring. They then describe how they aimed to analyse whether attending private tutoring centres (PTCs) enhances Turkish students'…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Individual Instruction, Foreign Countries, Tutorial Programs
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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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Chapman, David W.; Pekol, Amy; Wilson, Elisabeth – International Review of Education, 2014
Cross-border university networks have recently been advocated as an effective strategy for addressing national and regional development needs while simultaneously strengthening the capacity of the participating institutions. While university-to-university partnerships generally involve two institutions collaborating to accomplish a particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Partnerships in Education, Global Approach
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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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Hickling-Hudson, Anne – International Review of Education, 2014
The author of this paper considers the influence of Paulo Freire's pedagogical philosophy on educational practice in three different geographical/political settings. She begins with reflections on her experience as a facilitator at Freire's seminar, held in Grenada in 1980 for teachers and community educators, on the integration of work and study.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Case Studies
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Guo, Shibao – International Review of Education, 2014
This paper revisits and revisions Education for All (EFA) in the age of global migration with the aim of developing more inclusive approaches towards social justice and equity in education. Drawing on cases of internal and international migration in China and Canada, this paper compares and contrasts policies and practices in the education of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Migration, Lifelong Learning, Global Approach
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