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Hoppers, Wim – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 2000
Argues that the present crisis of basic education for young people in Africa reveals problems that are more fundamental than enrollments, inputs, and costs. Maintains that non-conventional approaches to learning, associated with non-formal and distance education, have important but distinct contributions to make to the reform of mainstream…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Benveniste, Luis A.; McEwan, Patrick J. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 2000
Analyzes conditions under which implementation of multi-grade schools might be successful, focusing on the Colombian Escuela Nuela programme. Concludes that capacity building through in-service training is an important determinant of the way teachers approach their task. Suggests that teacher motivation and commitment might explain much of the…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Inservice Teacher Education, Multigraded Classes
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Baine, David; Puhan, Biranchi; Puhan, Gautam; Puhan, Siba – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 2000
Describes a curriculum development pilot study in a rural village in India, designed to develop and test application of an ecological inventory approach to curriculum development integrating academic and functional skill training. Describes an Integrated Core Curriculum Structure as a guide for designing curricula based on ecological inventories.…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Ecological Factors
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Rogers, Alan – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 2000
Examines the issues surrounding the cultural transfer of educational practices and institutions between industrialized countries and developing societies. Pays particular attention to adult education. Suggests that such transfers are most successful when the receiving society takes control of the transfer and comes to own it and to adapt it to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Cultural Exchange, Developed Nations
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Arayici, Ali – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 2000
The struggle against illiteracy is a problem of great importance in Turkey, and the democratization and secularization processes have been difficult. Despite strong educational efforts in recent years, Turkey still presents various forms of inequality, such as considerable disparities between men and women, between town and country, and between…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Development, Equal Education
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Jennings, Zellyne – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 2000
Describes the rationale, development, and administration of the test used for measuring levels of achievement in functional literacy in Guyana. Draws attention to the difficulty of attracting funding for literacy programmes from international aid agencies, given the inflated adult literacy rate that is reported for Guyana in international…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs
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Sutherland, Margaret B. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Describes the lack of educational success experienced by boys in some countries and girls in other countries, and lists possible reasons for these inequalities. Presents certain contributory factors: employment prospects related to levels of education; composition and attitudes of the teaching staff; attitudes of parents and society; and attitudes…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Educational Status Comparison, Employment Opportunities, Learning Disabilities
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de Alba, Alicia – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Argues that the link between educational curricula and society as a whole has become critically uncertain, largely due to a number of factors related to the post-modern view of the world. Contends that this situation calls for a fundamental re-thinking of the link between curriculum and society, based on a more flexible and pluralistic approach.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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Preston, Rosemary – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Argues that contemporary interest in lifelong learning can be seen as a mechanism of social control. Compares strategies for the promotion of lifelong learning designed for those in "included social categories" with the policies designed for those in marginal and excluded positions. Concludes by citing positive learner experience in each case.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Consumer Protection, Educational Demand
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Albarea, Roberto – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1997
Presents some of the elements which have been typical of music in different contexts and cultures, and describes an approach to musical phenomena that relates them to the intercultural and interdisciplinary dimension of lifelong education. Asserts that music in all its forms can help to form a dynamic, pluralist identity in the European context.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Enrichment Activities, Intercultural Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Aloni, Nimrod – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1997
Aims to integrate and expand upon three distinct discourses on humanistic and liberal education. Argues that humanistic education can be classified into four forms--classical, romantic, existentialist, and radical--and that they should be viewed as complementing rather than negating each other. Offers an integrative model of humanistic and liberal…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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Scheunpflug, Annette – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1997
Examines the educational potential of cross-cultural travel to overcome xenophobia, stating that international encounters must not be a replacement for dealing with the conditions that create societal prejudice. Asserts that a precondition for change in a person's perception of foreign peoples and cultures lies in the alteration of that person's…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education
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Maratos, John – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1997
Criticizes the use of the term "education for all" that appeared in an article by Lene Buchert in an earlier issue of this journal. This author argues that Buchert's research strategy is flawed, and that Buchert should have established general, organizing principles for the research undertaken. (CAK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Definitions, Discourse Analysis, Educational Research
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Antikainen, Ari – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1998
Discusses lifelong learning in the perspective of individual life histories. Examines examples of learning experiences which have shaped the life-course of the subject or have changed or influenced his or her identity. Examines the nature, form, and social context of these learning experiences, focusing on empowerment and transformation. Contains…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Biographies, Educational Change
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Salomon, Anne; Comeau, Judith – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1998
Examines the perceptions which teachers, head teachers, and parents have of the participation of parents in the running of primary schools. Shows that parents who are members of school councils favor participation while teachers express some doubts. Considers the need for dialog and consideration of each person's position in the interest of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Parent Attitudes
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