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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