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Alheit, Peter – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1994
Argues that the use of biography in adult education is not a therapeutic process from learning to healing, but has the capacity to change in response to both the individual and the educational environment. Suggests that biographical approaches give learners control over material in a way that conventional education does not. (61 citations) (MAB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Biographical Inventories
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Pineau, Gaston – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1994
Describes the use of life histories as a means for making sense of personal events and their application to education. Distinguishes three models for the use of life histories in education: the biographical model, the autobiographical model, and the dialectical model. (22 citations) (MAB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Biographical Inventories
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Hannah, Janet – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Summarizes the findings and recommendations of a study about access to colleges of further education and universities by refugees in Sydney, Australia, and the experiences of these students. Identifies examples of institutional good practice. Concludes with a series of recommendations for improving access and support for students from refugee…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Educational Practices, Equal Education
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Kaufman, Cathy C. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1994
Examines the ending of reform efforts in the former Soviet Union immediately prior to the establishment of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Indicates that inadequate facilities and resources, lack of trained personnel, promotion on noneducational grounds, economic hardship, and bureaucratic resistance hindered these reforms. (15 references)…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs
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Quenum, Jean-Claude – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Shows how education among traditional communities in Benin is an initiatory process where acquisition of practical knowledge is interwoven with religion and custom. States that rites of passage, tests, and acquisition of appropriate forms of knowledge may mark an individual's developmental stages. Describes several specific forms of education.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cultural Context, Culture, Developmental Stages
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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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Clanche, Pierre – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Describes the Kanak culture in New Caledonia, a French colony located in the South Pacific. Explores the educational system in New Caledonia and the role Kanak culture, or la coutume, plays in schools. Examines the implications of didactic and customary learning and customary influences in school that affect Kanak students, learning, and culture.…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Educational Anthropology, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Palacio, Jairo – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1993
Reviews the history of population education programs in Latin America and the Caribbean from 1970 to 1992 and changes in fertility, mortality, and migration during that period. Considers issues such as government styles and motivations, staff shortages, cooperation among administrators, teacher training, distance education, and new management…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Demography, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Crews, Kimberly A. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1993
Traces the development of the field of U.S. population education from early efforts in the 1960s. Identifies key organizations and their contributions to the field in the 1970s and 1980s. Assesses the status of population education in 1992, summarizing the work of the Population Reference Bureau, Zero Population Growth, and other groups. (DMM)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Attitude Change, Curriculum Development, Demography
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Baine, David; Mwamwenda, Tuntufye – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1994
Provides an overview of contemporary elementary-secondary education of black students in Southern Africa, focusing on curricula; instructional delivery; learning materials and equipment; examinations; enrollment and class sizes; teachers; teacher/student ratios; drop-out, failure, and repeater rates; economic considerations; rural-urban…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Methods, Educational Needs
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Rubenson, Kjell – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1994
Describes the 1968 initiative in Sweden to establish a national continuing education program and its lack of government support under the current administration. Suggests that the program was never comprehensively implemented, and argues that these policy shifts present education policy as an arena for ideological struggle. (40 citations) (MAB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational History, Educational Needs
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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
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Cook, Bradley J. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Examines the contradictions between Islamic education theory and the Western-based education systems found in most Islamically oriented countries. Uses Egypt as a case study to illustrate the complex and delicate balance policy makers must achieve in meeting the needs of economic development while also affirming their countries' Islamic cultural…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Context
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Nekhwevha, Fhulu – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Argues that the post-Apartheid curricula of Namibians and South Africans are primarily influenced by western educational models. Contends that the cultural capital of the African masses is lacking in the curriculum. Suggests that the much-acclaimed African cultural renaissance in education will only become a reality when educationalists embrace…
Descriptors: African Culture, Apartheid, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context
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