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Musa, Michael B. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1994
Underscores the importance of extension education, particularly agricultural extension, in developing countries. Addresses extension education's place within a university, using Nigeria as a point of reference. Considers the nonformal role of a university extension department. Presents a typology of university extension courses (e.g., intramural,…
Descriptors: College Role, Courses, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations
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Gannicott, Ken; Throsby, C. David – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1992
Reviews recent research on educational quality and its application to South Pacific island economies. Demonstrates the pervasive nature of school quality problems in the region despite national variations. Influences on educational quality include teacher quality, learning material availability, initial instruction in mother tongues, management…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Educational Quality
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Schuller, Tom; Bostyn, Anne Marie – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1992
Describes a British study of education and training for older adults. Briefly reviews older adults' participation in education and training, and identifies issues and obstacles. Defines a policy agenda, puts forth initial policy proposals, and discusses issues of quality and cost effectiveness. Refers to exemplary practices among employers and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance
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Magabe, M.; And Others – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1992
Describes a survey of student teachers at the Institut Superieur Pedagogique, in Zaire, to determine their perceptions of indispensable teaching skills and effective means of acquiring them. Underscores the importance placed by students on internal reflection, mental preparation, the will to succeed, conscientiousness, intuition, and using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Informal Organization, Learning Activities
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Tagica, Kaminieli – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1993
Assesses population education activities in 10 Pacific Island countries in terms of the awareness of and commitment to such programs; the development of curricula and instructional materials for formal education and nonformal education; training activities for policymakers, curriculum committees, teachers, and others; evaluative research; and new…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Attitude Change, Curriculum Development, Demography
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Sandi, Ana Maria – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1992
Examines misconceptions in both Western and Eastern countries about educational systems in postcommunist Eastern Europe. Discusses issues of slow pace of educational reform, change through formal power structures, centralization versus decentralization, role of tradition, macro- and micro-level problems, Western assistance, and the relationship…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Communism, Community Attitudes, Decentralization
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Rissom, Hans-Wolf – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1992
Describes role of UNESCO in facilitating educational development in Europe in response to changes in Central and Eastern Europe. Reviews UNESCO's guiding principles and details its priorities for action, including basic learning roundtables, research on illiteracy, curriculum reform, environmental education, policy analysis, teacher training, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Kwan, Patrick C. F. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1993
Five scales measuring self-esteem, social isolation, locus of control, alienation, and anxiety were used along with personal interviews to test the relationship between gender and adjustment in 88 gifted adolescents in Singapore. Gifted girls were found to have difficulty reconciling their giftedness with societal notions of femininity. (78…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Academically Gifted, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Mwiria, Kilemi – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1993
Examines reasons for high representation of women and factors influencing their persistence in Kenya's literacy programs. Considers the limited formal learning opportunities available, economic demands, women's multiple social roles, inadequate learning environments, unqualified literacy teachers, and the impact of a male-centered society.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Cultural Influences
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Semali, Ladislaus M. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1993
Examines adults in postliteracy programs in Northern Tanzania, focusing on reading and writing abilities after five years of training; the role of radio, rural newspapers, and libraries in literacy; and adults' interest in postliteracy materials. Points to the continuing importance of the oral tradition and lack of adequate reading material as…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, Leisure Time
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Braaksma, J.; Heinink, A. L. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1993
Examines educational support agencies in Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and England and Wales. Argues that a relationship exists between the organization and the functioning of a country's educational support services, such as curriculum development and school counseling, and the tradition of the education system as expressed in the authority…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Counseling, Educational Development
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Corson, David – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1991
Examines two variables affecting multicultural schools: teachers' attitudes and professional knowledge about students' languages and cultures; and the linguistic/cultural diversity of the children. Compares bilingual schooling and school organization for second-language teaching in multicultural contexts. Describes successful practices, including…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Language Attitudes
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Smolicz, Jerzy J. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1991
Reviews European Community and Australian language policies. Considers cultural-economic interface in Australia with respect to current interest in teaching Asian languages for trade purposes. Discusses Australia's growing acceptance of languages other than English and its affect on Aboriginal people. Urges the better utilization of the country's…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations
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Bergmann, Herbert – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1991
Examines development indicators from 1960 to 1984 for 38 sub-Saharan African countries to determine whether education is an independent factor in development. Concludes that development indicators are determined by factors including basic education; urbanization; pupil-teacher ratio; standard of living; economic growth; service sector; food…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Factor Analysis
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Lahire, Bernard – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1991
Analyzes the oral language patterns of students from working class backgrounds, revealing a preference for practical efficiency of communication over grammatical correctness or precision. By school standards, their spoken narrations are confused, incoherent, and incorrect, leading to cultural misunderstandings, mutual incomprehension, and…
Descriptors: Child Language, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grammatical Acceptability
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