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Olaniran, Sunday Olawale – International Review of Education, 2018
This article explores the provision of education opportunities to a disadvantaged group in Nigeria known as "Almajiris." The word "Almajiri" derives from the Arabic word "Almuhajirun," meaning emigrant. The nomadic pastoralists of northern Nigeria constitute a major socio-economic group. According to a recent report…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Educational Needs, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Norqvist, Lars; Leffler, Eva – International Review of Education, 2017
This article offers insights into the practices of a non-formal education programme for youth provided by the European Union (EU). It takes a qualitative approach and is based on a case study of the European Voluntary Service (EVS). Data were collected during individual and focus group interviews with learners (the EVS volunteers), decision takers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Educational Practices, Youth
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Benavot, Aaron – International Review of Education, 2015
Literacy is an essential means of communication. It enables individuals, communities and institutions to interact, over time and across space, as they develop a web of social relations via language. Effective literacy policies, programmes and practices expand the scale of social communication and interaction. Thus, literacy thrives when a state of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Interpersonal Communication, Interaction, Educational Policy
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Hanemann, Ulrike – International Review of Education, 2015
In a fast-changing and highly inequitable world, lifelong learning is becoming increasingly important, not only as a key organising principle for all forms of education and learning but also as an absolute necessity for everyone. It is particularly important for disadvantaged individuals and groups who have been excluded from or failed to acquire…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Literacy, Adult Learning, Annual Reports
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Cheema, Jehanzeb R. – International Review of Education, 2015
The education system in Qatar comprises of both private schools, which receive money through student fees, and public schools, which are fully government-funded. In the mid-2000s, Qatar started its transition towards an independent school model with the aim of eventually converting all public schools into government-supported independent schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Standardized Tests, Public Schools, Educational Change
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Zepke, Nick – International Review of Education, 2015
This paper is interested in projecting the likely purposes, pedagogies and practices influencing lifewide adult education in New Zealand ten years from now. It first identifies learning spaces in which lifewide adult education takes place. It explores formal, non-formal and informal spaces which conform to or oppose dominant ideological policies,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Jõgi, Larissa; Karu, Katrin; Krabi, Kristiina – International Review of Education, 2015
The development visions of universities, the growing heterogeneity of learners at all levels and changes in higher education are increasing expectations of academics' professionalism and their teaching practices. Learning experiences and teaching practices at university influence further choices and support continuing lifelong learning of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Context Effect, Universities, Learning Experience
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Haugen, Caitlin S.; Klees, Steven J.; Stromquist, Nelly P.; Lin, Jing; Choti, Truphena; Corneilse, Carol – International Review of Education, 2014
Girls' education has been a high development priority for decades. While some progress has been made, girls are often still at a great disadvantage, especially in developing countries, and most especially in African countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, less than half of primary school teachers and only a quarter of secondary school teachers are…
Descriptors: Barriers, Program Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Women Faculty
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Brock-Utne, Birgit; Mercer, Malcolm – International Review of Education, 2014
Africans speak African languages in their everyday lives while lessons in school are delivered in an exogenous language. In many places adult education is also carried out in a language the majority of people do not speak. The exogenous languages, which are the languages of the former colonial powers and mastered just by a small African elite, are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Languages, Democracy, Lifelong Learning
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Hickling-Hudson, Anne – International Review of Education, 2014
The author of this paper considers the influence of Paulo Freire's pedagogical philosophy on educational practice in three different geographical/political settings. She begins with reflections on her experience as a facilitator at Freire's seminar, held in Grenada in 1980 for teachers and community educators, on the integration of work and study.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Case Studies
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Guo, Shibao – International Review of Education, 2014
This paper revisits and revisions Education for All (EFA) in the age of global migration with the aim of developing more inclusive approaches towards social justice and equity in education. Drawing on cases of internal and international migration in China and Canada, this paper compares and contrasts policies and practices in the education of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Migration, Lifelong Learning, Global Approach
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Akyeampong, Kwame – International Review of Education, 2014
Early notions of life skills in Africa did not take into account the importance of a flexible and portable set of skills that would enable youth to adapt to changes in the world of work and lay the foundations for productive well-being and behaviour. Rather, life skills education in many secondary education curricula in Africa started with an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Daily Living Skills, Secondary Education, Context Effect
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Zembylas, Michalinos – International Review of Education, 2012
Drawing into a discussion of the politicisation of emotion, this paper develops a framework to analyse some of the processes and strategies by which educational policies and pedagogical practices "emotionalise" the representation of refugees in conflict-ridden societies such as Cyprus and explores the implications for peace education. In…
Descriptors: Peace, Foreign Countries, Refugees, Psychological Patterns
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Busch, Brigitta – International Review of Education, 2011
This overview focuses on Europe, a linguistically diverse region and moreover home to a number of minority languages. Over the past five decades, the focus of research on bi- or multilingual education has shifted from an initial emphasis on speakers' identities and their membership of homogenous imagined communities to an interest in learners'…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Trend Analysis
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Bahous, Rima; Bacha, Nahla Nola; Nabhani, Mona – International Review of Education, 2011
This paper reports on the multilingual background, language education policies and practices in Lebanon. Specifically, it shows how the multilingual make-up in the country is translated into language policies in schools. A survey of 30 private school principals, middle managers and teachers was administered online to obtain their views on school…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Official Languages, Language of Instruction, Multilingualism
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