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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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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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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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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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Alemu, Daniel S. – International Review of Education, 2010
Private for-profit higher education has been rapidly expanding in developing countries worldwide since the early 1990s. This global trend has been particularly evident in Ethiopia, where only three public universities existed until 1996. By 2005, about 60 private for-profit higher education institutions had been founded in Ethiopia. This has led…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Foreign Countries, Private Colleges
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St. Clair, Ralf – International Review of Education, 2008
The aim of this article is to make initial suggestions as to how certain aspects of adult literacy and numeracy education would benefit from research resources. The author identifies several issues affecting literacy research, such as limited research capacity and lack of a shared international forum. He then discusses four aspects in more detail:…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Numeracy, Adult Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Poon, Anita Y. K.; Wong, Yiu-Chung – International Review of Education, 2008
Although Hong Kong's education system has long been criticized as lacking in creativity and over-emphasising rote learning, on the whole it has served Hong Kong well in the past years, breeding outstanding business, academic and political leaders who continue to maintain Hong Kong's competitive edge. The traditional elite schools have played a…
Descriptors: Rote Learning, Ideology, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Omolewa, Michael – International Review of Education, 2007
This article explores the characteristics, goals, modes of transmission, teaching and learning strategies of indigenous African education, in which the pursuit of excellence and quality has always been an important aim. Informal and vocational training constitute the core of indigenous education in Africa. Under this traditional system, each…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Story Telling, Learning Strategies, Educational Practices
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Hickling-Hudson, Anne – International Review of Education, 2006
This study explores various elements in the struggle for a post-colonial refashioning of cultural identity through education. Drawing on experiences in Australia and the Caribbean, the author illustrates how educational systems undergoing decolonisation reflect socio-cultural tensions of race and power. The author discusses the complexities for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Poverty, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
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Fedderke, Johannes W.; de Kadt, Raphael; Luiz, John M. – International Review of Education, 2000
Analyzes various data on the South African schooling system since 1910. Finds that from an educational perspective, South Africa followed a modernization trajectory that, although it drew ever larger numbers of pupils into the schooling system, was partial, distorted, and fundamentally dysfunctional. The educational process was strongly affected…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Practices, Elementary Education
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Semali, Ladislaus – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Defines and documents the interplay between indigenous folk knowledge and modern (western) curriculum practice in African schools. Raises questions of cultural identity. Explores the definition of indigenous knowledge, examines dilemmas that undermine efforts to integrate indigenous education in formal school curriculum, and outlines the rationale…
Descriptors: African Culture, Cognitive Processes, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies
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Heckt, Meike – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Provides an overview of published anthropological and educational information on the content, values, and methods of education in indigenous communities in Guatemala. Deals with the formation of a new collective identity in Guatemala. Examines the relationship between education in indigenous communities and official, formal education, which is…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Conventional Instruction, Cultural Context, Educational Anthropology