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Castillo, Nathan M.; Wagner, Daniel A. – International Review of Education, 2019
This article describes a short-term longitudinal study conducted in low-performing rural primary schools in South Africa. The authors were involved in developing a two-year multimedia reading programme for rural South African children in grades 1-3, and sought to assess key learning outcomes in existing school computer laboratories. The programme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Reading Programs, Beginning Reading
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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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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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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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Kamwendo, Gregory Hankoni – International Review of Education, 2016
This research note is a critique of Malawi's new language of instruction (LOI) policy. The new policy stipulates English as the medium of instruction from the first year (Standard 1) of primary school in a country where English is not the dominant language of household communication. The children are now expected to learn (and that includes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, English (Second Language)
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Giles, Margaret; Paris, Lisa; Whale, Jacqui – International Review of Education, 2016
Incarceration costs are high; in Australia, for example, each prisoner costs an average of AUD 115,000 per year. Other countries are also feeling the fiscal pinch of high incarceration costs, and a number of jurisdictions are now closing some of their prisons. Most prison costs are non-discretionary (accommodation, meals, etc.). But some of the…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Art Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Andresen, Bent B. – International Review of Education, 2015
This article presents the main results of a case study on teachers' professional development in terms of competence and identity. The teachers involved in the study are allocated time by their schools to participate in professional "affinity group" meetings. During these meetings, the teachers gather and analyse school-based data about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Competence, Case Studies
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Piper, Benjamin; Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons – International Review of Education, 2015
In recent years, the Education for All movement has focused more intensely on the quality of education, rather than simply provision. Many recent and current education quality interventions focus on literacy, which is the core skill required for further academic success. Despite this focus on the quality of literacy instruction in developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests, Oral Reading
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Börkan, Bengü; Ünlühisarcikli, Özlem; Caner, H. Ayse; Sart, Z. Hande – International Review of Education, 2015
Turkish children between the ages of 10-14 who either never enrolled in primary education, dropped out of school, or were at least three years behind their peers had the opportunity of joining an accelerated learning programme. It was developed by the Turkish Ministry of National Education General Directorate of Primary Education as a response to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Acceleration (Education), Remedial Programs
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Bah-Lalya, Ibrahima – International Review of Education, 2015
Within the international momentum for achieving Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), many African countries have made considerable progress during the last decade in terms of access to basic education. However, a significant number of children enrolled in the early grades of primary schools either repeat classes or…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Islam, Holistic Approach, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Marshall, Jeffery H.; Aguilar, Claudia R.; Alas, Mario; Castellanos, Renán Rápalo; Castro, Levi; Enamorado, Ramón; Fonseca, Esther – International Review of Education, 2014
Honduras has made steady progress in expanding post-primary school coverage in recent years, but many rural communities still do not provide a middle (lower secondary) school. As a result, Honduras has implemented a number of middle school alternative programmes designed to meet the needs of at-risk populations throughout the country. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Dropout Research, Middle School Students
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Gumus, Sedat – International Review of Education, 2014
Turkey, like many developing countries, is facing considerable problems in terms of low school attendance rates, late enrolment and early dropout of girls in particular. Numerous studies have already been conducted, both in Turkey and elsewhere, to determine the factors affecting school enrolment of boys and girls. Existing studies in Turkey,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Influence, Attendance, Enrollment
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Ngware, Moses W.; Oketch, Moses; Ezeh, Alex C.; Mutisya, Maurice – International Review of Education, 2013
Late school entry is driven by several factors, one of the key ones being the cost barrier to schooling. Policies such as free primary education (FPE) that advocate for universal coverage are therefore partly aimed at removing the cost barrier. The Kenyan Government, like many in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), introduced FPE in 2003 with the aim of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Education
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