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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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Vasquez, William F. – International Review of Education, 2012
This paper presents estimates of production functions of reading and mathematics test scores to assess the effects of supply-side interventions, such as the provision of a community-based school management programme, bilingual education and multigrade teaching, on student learning in Guatemala. The efficiency and consistency of the estimates is…
Descriptors: Traditional Schools, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Education, Multigraded Classes
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Oweini, Ahmad; Hazoury, Katia – International Review of Education, 2010
While the English language boasts a century of research into its most frequently-used words, no such attempt has ever formally been made in the Arab world. This pioneering study presents a list of 500 commonly-used words in the Arabic language based on compilations of words gathered from a number of popular reading series in Lebanon, spanning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Semitic Languages, Word Lists
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Wils, Annababette – International Review of Education, 2004
Late school entry prevails in many developing countries, and a brief international comparison suggests it has a general negative impact on school retention rates. Yet this widespread phenomenon has received little attention. This essay investigates late school entry in one of the larger countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique, for which data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Admission (School), School Holding Power, Dropout Rate