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Cameron, Stuart James – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This paper asks whether education is a viable route to better livelihoods and social inclusion for children living in poor urban areas in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It uses qualitative interviews with 36 students aged 11-16, living in slum and middle-class areas, and also draws on data from a larger, mixed-methods study to provide context. Many children…
Descriptors: Social Class, Social Integration, Foreign Countries, Poverty
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Jennings, Zellynne – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
For some four decades governments in Commonwealth Caribbean (CC) countries have been introducing interventions in their school systems to provide quality education for all. Examples of these are learner-centred teaching pedagogy and the integration of technology into teaching and learning. The data for the paper is based on published research and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
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Sayed, Yusuf; Sprague, Terra; Turner, David; Smith, Alan; Paulson, Julia; Shields, Robin; Shrestha, Purna Kumar; Unterhalter, Elaine; Vaughan, Rosie Peppin; Smail, Amy; Tungaraza, Frida; Sutherland, Margaret; Stack, Niamah; Barrett, Angeline M.; Bunwaree, Vasant K.; Alhawsawi, Sajjad; Hanna, Helen; Soudien, Crain; Motivans, Albert – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
As the 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, there are a growing number of processes, preparations and debates on what a post-2015 agenda and framework will look like. The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) (as chaired by the United Nations Development Programme) is leading the planning of efforts…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Equal Education
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Soudien, Crain – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
As the world works towards 2015 when it will finally assess the progress it has made towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals it set for itself at Jomtien in 1991, it has become clear that important gains have been made in education. Equality of access has been, understandably, at the top of the world policy agenda for the last 20 years or…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Academic Standards, National Standards, Standard Setting
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Hardman, Frank; Ackers, Jim; Abrishamian, Niki; O'Sullivan, Margo – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
While many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa are on track for meeting the Education for All targets, there is a growing recognition of the need to improve the quality of basic education and that a focus on pedagogy and its training implications needs to be at the heart of this commitment. By drawing on three East African countries, Kenya,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Policy
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Frempong, George; Reddy, Vijay; Kanjee, Anil – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
Educational reform in South Africa envisions schooling where all students, irrespective of their background characteristics, have the opportunity to succeed. To achieve this vision, the South African education system needs to function in such a way that students' success does not depend on their backgrounds; that is, if school processes and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Socioeconomic Status, Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement
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Nikel, Jutta; Lowe, John – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
"Improving quality" has become a key phrase in policy and academic discourses on education in low-income countries, reflecting concerns that the success in increasing enrolment and widening access to schooling is being undermined by low-quality teaching and learning, and subsequent low levels of skills and knowledge among school leavers. We wish…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Models, Low Income, Foreign Countries