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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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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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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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Abiy, Dessalegn Samuel; Kabeta, Genet Gelana; Mihiretie, Dawit Mekonnen – International Review of Education, 2014
Initiated by a "Pilot workshop on developing capacity for establishing lifelong learning systems in UNESCO Member States" held at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, the purpose of this study was to develop a Lifelong Learning system in Ethiopia. Preparations for its conceptualisation included the review of relevant national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Developing Nations, Program Development
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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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Nikiema, Norbert – International Review of Education, 2011
This paper documents the new trend towards a first-language-first multilingual model in formal education in three former French colonies of West Africa, namely Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. It compares the sociolinguistic situations, the conditions of the development of multilingual education and the achievements of mother-tongue-medium education…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, French
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Walter, Stephen L.; Dekker, Diane E. – International Review of Education, 2011
In the modern era, the prevailing model of public education has been that of "one size fits all", with private schooling being a small but notable exception. Language (of instruction) was generally viewed as a minor variable readily overcome by standard classroom instruction. As researchers have sharpened their focus on the reasons for…
Descriptors: Experimental Schools, Educational Objectives, Language of Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Heneveld, Ward – International Review of Education, 2007
This article describes a methodology that local educators can use to conduct structured analytic research on the quality of primary education. The methodology has been developed by four twenty-person teams of local educators who carried out studies in rural regions of Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. In addition to describing the…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Methods
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Sifuna, Daniel N. – International Review of Education, 2007
This article shows how interventions to provide Universal Primary Education (UPE) from the 1970s into the twenty-first century affected efforts to improve the quality of primary education in Kenya and Tanzania. While the interventions have made significant differences in the lives of many communities by increasing access to education of children…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Quality
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Collado, Mariangeles De La Caba; Atxurra, Rafael Lopez – International Review of Education, 2005
The present contribution analyses how Spanish textbooks deal with activities requiring primary-school pupils to work in groups. The sample comprised 24 social science, natural science and technology textbooks written for primary school children (6?12 years old). Having coded the information, the authors followed a two-fold methodology geared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spanish, Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation
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Sifuna, Daniel N. – International Review of Education, 2005
This study shows how the provision of educational facilities in Kenya since the colonial era has been skewed in favour of densely populated agricultural communities. It analyses interventions to redress the resultant imbalances, such as the school-fees waiver, free primary education, the construction of boarding schools, and school feeding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Facilities, Boarding Schools, Elementary Education
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Mukudi, Edith – International Review of Education, 2004
What happens when a government cannot meet its obligation to provide universal primary education and enhance the quality of education for all of its citizens? The present study examines the interactions among stakeholders in the user-fee policy in primary education in Kenya. It seeks to show how this policy has affected attendance rates and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Private Education, Educational Policy