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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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Vuzo, Mwajuma – International Review of Education, 2018
Research has been conducted on the detrimental effects of using a foreign language for learning in Tanzania's secondary schools. While most studies recommend the use of a familiar language for instruction, the use of a foreign language in secondary education in Tanzania has been maintained. This has many consequences on the quality of education,…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary Education, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Wedikkarage, Lakshman – International Review of Education, 2018
This article analyses four narratives told by four teachers teaching science subjects in four different public secondary schools in the district of Gampaha in Sri Lanka. Gampaha is the second most populous district in Sri Lanka, and is known for excellent results in General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) exams which school leavers sit…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes
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Lavrijsen, Jeroen; Nicaise, Ides – International Review of Education, 2017
An important issue in the design of secondary-level education is the balance between conveying general and occupation-specific (vocational) skills. On the one hand, vocationally oriented programmes, providing occupation-specific skills with immediate labour market relevance, have repeatedly been shown to secure safe pathways into employment. On…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Career Development
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Leroy, Norah – International Review of Education, 2017
This paper addresses the theme of social inclusion through language learning. The focus is on an ad-hoc tutoring scheme set up between newly arrived British migrant pupils and French monolingual pupils in a small secondary school in the south-west of France. Though the original objective of this tutoring scheme was to improve the English skills of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French, Migrants
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Badger, James; Harker, Richard J. W. – International Review of Education, 2016
Schools may be places of learning, but a great deal of learning occurs outside of school. A growing body of literature investigates how school field trips allow rural students to make real-life connections with their school curriculum. This paper contributes to that area of research by describing how students from five middle schools in the United…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Middle School Teachers, Rural Areas
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White, Irene; Lorenzi, Francesca – International Review of Education, 2016
Creativity has been emerging as a key concept in educational policies since the mid-1990s, with many Western countries restructuring their education systems to embrace innovative approaches likely to stimulate creative and critical thinking. But despite current intentions of putting more emphasis on creativity in education policies worldwide,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Transfer of Training, Informal Education, Inclusion
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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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Corlu, M. Sencer – International Review of Education, 2014
There are two mainstream curricula for international school students at the junior high level: the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The former was developed in the mid-1990s and is currently being relaunched in a 21st-century approach.…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Junior High School Students, International Schools, Educational Change
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Koh, Aaron – International Review of Education, 2014
Why do more than three-quarters of Hong Kong's senior secondary students flock to tutorial centres like moths to light? What is the "magic" that is driving the popularity of the tutorial centre enterprise? Indeed, looking at the ongoing boom of tutorial centres in Hong Kong (there are almost 1,000 of them), it is difficult not to ask…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Role, Marketing, Semiotics
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Berberoglu, Giray; Tansel, Aysit – International Review of Education, 2014
This paper investigates the effectiveness of private tutoring in Turkey. The authors introduce their study by providing some background information on the two major national examinations and three different kinds of tutoring. They then describe how they aimed to analyse whether attending private tutoring centres (PTCs) enhances Turkish students'…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Individual Instruction, Foreign Countries, Tutorial Programs
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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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Komatsu, Taro – International Review of Education, 2014
This study seeks to understand whether and how decentralised school governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) enhances the schools' role of promoting social cohesion. This includes increasing "horizontal" trust among different ethnic groups and "vertical" trust between civilians and public institutes. The study examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Integration, Governance, School Administration
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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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Fredriksen, Birger; Fossberg, Camilla Helgø – International Review of Education, 2014
Over the next two decades, sub-Saharan Africa will face substantial pressure to expand its secondary education system. This is driven by the current low development of secondary education compared to other world regions, continued rapid population growth, the increase in the enrollment and completion rates at the primary education level, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role, Economic Development, Educational Finance
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