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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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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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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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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