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Elfert, Maren – International Review of Education, 2019
This article, which draws on a review of primary and secondary literature, examines the role of a human rights-based approach to adult learning and education (ALE) in the context of the global Education 2030 agenda, which is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched in 2015 by the United Nations. Whereas the Millennium…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development, Civil Rights, International Organizations
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Hanemann, Ulrike – International Review of Education, 2019
Among the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the fourth one is about ensuring "inclusive and equitable quality education" and promoting "lifelong learning opportunities for all". This goal (SDG 4) is subdivided into 10 targets, the sixth of which concerns youth and adult literacy and numeracy. This article…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development, Literacy, Numeracy
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Boeren, Ellen – International Review of Education, 2019
This article discusses the current focus of education policies around the world on working with benchmarks, indicators and targets. Its aim is to increase knowledge of potential strategies to meet the fourth United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4), which strives for quality education. The SDGs form part of the United Nations (UN)…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Educational Quality, International Programs, Educational Policy
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Rabkin, Gabriele; Geffers, Stefanie; Hanemann, Ulrike; Heckt, Meike; Pietsch, Marcus – International Review of Education, 2018
The authors of this article begin with an introduction to the holistic concept of family literacy and learning and its implementation in various international contexts, paying special attention to the key role played by the notions of lifelong learning and intergenerational learning. The international trends and experiences they outline inspired…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Intergenerational Programs
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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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Fischman, Gustavo E.; Gandin, Luis Armando – International Review of Education, 2016
The "Citizen School Project" ("Escola Cidadã") was implemented from 1993 to 2004 in Porto Alegre, capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. This article presents the conception behind the "Citizen School Project," the basic mechanisms created to implement and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses, and some…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Ethics, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
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Wagner, Daniel A. – International Review of Education, 2015
Ongoing policy discussions concerning the post-2015 future of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals are providing the basis for renewed efforts to understand and improve learning and literacy in a global perspective. Aiming for a pathway towards better scientific understanding, this paper asks a central question: What research would be…
Descriptors: Learning, Literacy, Research Needs, Developing Nations
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Liyanagunawardena, Tharindu Rekha; Adams, Andrew A.; Rassool, Naz; Williams, Shirley A. – International Review of Education, 2014
Education, especially higher education, is considered vital for maintaining national and individual competitiveness in the global knowledge economy. Following the introduction of its "Free Education Policy" as early as 1947, Sri Lanka is now the best performer in basic education in the South Asian region, with a remarkable record in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy
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Yusif, Hadrat; Yussof, Ishak; Osman, Zulkifly – International Review of Education, 2013
Public universities in Ghana are highly subsidised by the central government and account for about 80 per cent of university students in the country. Yet issues of fairness in terms of entry into the public university system have so far hardly been addressed. To find out whether participation in public university education is equitable, the…
Descriptors: College Admission, Public Colleges, Equal Education, High School Students
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Chen, Shuang; Adams, Jennifer; Qu, Zhiyong; Wang, Xiaohua; Chen, Li – International Review of Education, 2013
In the context of China's increasing rural-urban migration, few studies have investigated how parental migration affects children's experience in school. The high cost of schooling, taken together with the institutional barriers in destination cities, have compelled many rural parents in China to migrate without their children, leaving them in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Rural Areas, Migrant Workers, Foreign Countries
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St. Clair, Ralf – International Review of Education, 2012
The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), an initiative of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), was carried out in the early to mid-1990s across more than 20 countries. It was followed in the early years of the 21st century by the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) survey and the Programme for the International…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Adult Literacy, Foreign Countries, Data Analysis
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Nyati-Saleshando, Lydia – International Review of Education, 2011
Multicultural education respects cultural differences and affirms pluralism which students, their communities and teachers bring to the learning process. It is founded on the belief that a school curriculum which promotes the ideals of freedom, justice, equality, equity and human dignity is most likely to result in high academic achievement and…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Official Languages, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality
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Chiatoh, Blasius A. – International Review of Education, 2011
Advocating mother tongue education implies recognising the centrality of linguistic and cultural diversity in quality and accessible education planning and delivery. In minority linguistic settings, this need becomes particularly urgent. Decades of exclusive promotion of foreign languages have rendered the educational system incapable of…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Indigenous Populations, Language of Instruction, African Languages
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Nikiema, Norbert – International Review of Education, 2011
This paper documents the new trend towards a first-language-first multilingual model in formal education in three former French colonies of West Africa, namely Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. It compares the sociolinguistic situations, the conditions of the development of multilingual education and the achievements of mother-tongue-medium education…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, French
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Valiente Catter, Teresa – International Review of Education, 2011
For the past 35 years, various models of intercultural bilingual education (IBE) have been implemented in Latin American schools and adult education. While Spanish is the official language in Nicaragua, many indigenous languages, such as Miskito and Sumo-Mayangna, are also spoken--especially in the Atlantic coastal region. The Nicaraguan Ministry…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Intercultural Communication, Textbooks, Bilingual Education
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