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Fisher-Maltese, Carley; Fisher, Dana R.; Ray, Rashawn – International Review of Education, 2018
This article explores how school gardens provide learning opportunities for school-aged children while concurrently helping cities achieve sustainability. The authors analyse this process in Washington, DC, a particularly innovative metropolis in the United States. This national capital city boasts two of the most progressive examples of…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Innovation
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Ofei-Manu, Paul; Didham, Robert J.; Byun, Won Jung; Phillips, Rebecca; Dickella Gamaralalage, Premakumara Jagath; Rees, Sian – International Review of Education, 2018
Quality learning for sustainability can have a transformative effect in terms of promoting empowerment, leadership and wise investments in individual and collective lives and regenerating the local economies of cities, making them more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. It can also help cities move towards achieving the United Nations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Participative Decision Making, Municipalities
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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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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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Jorolan-Quintero, Genevieve – International Review of Education, 2018
English and Filipino (Tagalog) are the official languages of the Philippines. English is taught in schools and used as a medium of instruction as early as kindergarten. Because it was originally imposed by Western colonialism, its use in academia has been criticised as discriminatory to regional and indigenous languages other than Tagalog, which…
Descriptors: Oral Tradition, Native Language, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Kaiper, Anna – International Review of Education, 2018
This article centres on the narrative of Thuli, a 62-year-old black South African domestic worker taking English language literacy classes outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. For Thuli, English literacy is of vital importance because, as she claims, "if you don't have English, you're just as good as a dead person". Drawing primarily…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Adult Basic Education, Personal Narratives, Racial Segregation
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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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Halvorsen, Torill Aagot – International Review of Education, 2018
A white person from the Global North, referred to in Kiswahili as a mzungu, can hardly conduct research anonymously, observe unnoticed or merge with staff and students in the context of African university classrooms. This article builds on the author's six years of research at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in Tanzania, examining staff and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Whites
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Wedikkarage, Lakshman – International Review of Education, 2018
This article analyses four narratives told by four teachers teaching science subjects in four different public secondary schools in the district of Gampaha in Sri Lanka. Gampaha is the second most populous district in Sri Lanka, and is known for excellent results in General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) exams which school leavers sit…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes
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Tereseviciene, Margarita; Trepule, Elena; Treciokiene, Edita – International Review of Education, 2018
This article analyses the role of the cooperation with and the influence of the Nordic countries on the development of a democratic society in Lithuania through adult education since the reinstatement of its independence from Soviet regime in March 1990 to the present. The authors focus on three main areas: (1) the training of Lithuanian adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Theories, Adoption (Ideas)
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Jõgi, Larissa; Karu, Katrin – International Review of Education, 2018
Adult Education has many values, including experiences and co-operation among people, and the fact that adult education is full of stories from adult educators, which can help to understand trends in the past and developments in the present. Established in 1991 as part of a more general regional cooperation among five Nordic and three Baltic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adoption (Ideas), International Cooperation
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Gedviliene, Genute; Tutlys, Vidmantas; Lukošuniene, Vilija; Zuzeviciute, Vaiva – International Review of Education, 2018
The Baltic countries regained their independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and joined the European Union in 2004. This article seeks to explore institutional development and reforms of adult education and lifelong learning in Lithuania with respect to the processes, the actors and the context of socioeconomic change over the past 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Educators, Adult Education, Teacher Qualifications
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Carlsen, Antra; Maslo, Elina – International Review of Education, 2018
This article tells the extraordinary story of the cooperation among adult educators in five Nordic and three Baltic countries (NB8) which began in 1991--the year when Latvia regained its independence. According to individuals who experienced the evolution of this cooperation from the beginning and were actively involved in the process of…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Adult Educators
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Firat, Mehmet – International Review of Education, 2017
In the past, distance education was used as a method to meet the educational needs of citizens with limited options to attend an institution of higher education. Nowadays, it has become irreplaceable in higher education thanks to developments in instructional technology. But the question of why students choose distance education is still…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Preferences, Student Attitudes
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Gordon, Sheila C.; Arenstein, Benjamin – International Review of Education, 2017
With societal changes rapidly transforming cultures that had been largely homogenous, today's multi-cultural--and in particular interfaith--families need new educational strategies to help them understand their cultural roots and identify and clarify what aspects of their heritages they wish to nurture and transmit to their children. This paper…
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Differences, Judaism
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