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Brock-Utne, Birgit – International Review of Education, 2016
This article discusses the concept "ubuntu", an African worldview rooted in the communal character of African life. Some of the same thinking can, however, be found in various Eurasian and Latin-American philosophies. The concept "ubuntu" is also used in language planning: here, the question of language of instruction is…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, African Culture, Language Planning, Educational Policy
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Kamwendo, Gregory Hankoni – International Review of Education, 2016
This research note is a critique of Malawi's new language of instruction (LOI) policy. The new policy stipulates English as the medium of instruction from the first year (Standard 1) of primary school in a country where English is not the dominant language of household communication. The children are now expected to learn (and that includes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, English (Second Language)
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Kiprianos, Pandelis; Daskalaki, Ivi; Stamelos, Georgios B. – International Review of Education, 2012
This article examines the degree of integration of Roma and Gypsy children in formal education in the Peloponnese region of Greece. It is based on field research conducted by the University of Patras during the school year 2006/07 within the framework of the Greek Ministry of Education's "Integration of Roma children in school"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Children, School Desegregation, Attendance
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Nampota, Dorothy; Thompson, Jeff; Wikeley, Felicity – International Review of Education, 2009
Faced with accelerating poverty, the Malawi government has re-awakened its commitment to the development of human capacity and the role of development in this context. This paper explores the relationship between development and science and technology. It goes on to review the country's science and technology needs and how these justify taking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Scholarships, Economic Development
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Willis , David Blake; Yamamura, Satoshi; Rappleye, Jeremy – International Review of Education, 2008
The Japanese educational system is undergoing extensive change, affecting all stages from pre-school programmes to higher education. As Japan has moved from a nation at the top to "A Nation at Risk," certain dichotomies have been highlighted. Viewing Japan as either educational super-power or educational tragedy, depending on the era of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shindler, Jennifer; Fleisch, Brahm – International Review of Education, 2007
It has been widely assumed that South Africa has achieved universal basic education. Through an analysis of the 2001 census and two national enrolment datasets rather than statistical projections, this study re-examines this assumption and provides new estimates of enrolment levels in primary, basic and secondary education. Using GER, NER, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Equal Education, Census Figures
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Davidson-Harden, Adam; Majhanovich, Suzanne – International Review of Education, 2004
The construct of "neo-liberalism" well defines privatisation within a global convergence of educational policy discourses and practices. This study analyses initiatives for and processes of privatisation in Canadian education from K--12 to post-secondary levels. In considering how privatisation is affecting public education systems in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Educational Trends, Educational Policy
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Phillipson, Robert – International Review of Education, 2001
Explores the role of English in ongoing processes of globalization, the reasons for its dominance, and the need for conceptual clarification in analyzing English worldwide. Asserts that language pedagogy must ensure that English is not learned subtractively, to the detriment of the mother tongue--only in this way can globalization be made more…
Descriptors: Corporations, Elementary Secondary Education, English, English (Second Language)
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Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove – International Review of Education, 2001
Argues that global English usage is triggering linguistic genocide in many areas of the world. Equates globalization with war and colonization, and with power structures taking control of natural resources--including land, water, and humans. Asserts that education in a mother tongue must be a human right. (Contains 50 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English, English (Second Language), Global Approach
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Hautecoeur, Jean-Paul – International Review of Education, 2001
Describes the ALPHA series of publications, an action-research project on literacy and education. Explains that ALPHA began as a literacy movement in Quebec, Canada, and is now focused on alternative education, basic education, and sustainable communities throughout the world. (Contains 26 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills
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Su, Zhixin; Hawkins, John N.; Huang, Tao; Zhao, Zhiyi – International Review of Education, 2001
Compares backgrounds and aspirations of teachers in China with teachers in America. Concludes that Chinese teachers generally come from less privileged backgrounds and are less likely to make teaching a lifelong career. Urges both Chinese and American policy makers to revise policies and practices in order to recruit and retain qualified teachers.…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Careers, Educational Background, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ozerk, Kamil Z. – International Review of Education, 2001
States that, for more than four centuries, Cyprus has employed both Turkish and Greek as its two main languages. Suggests that the island's lack of policies regarding bilingualism has weakened relations between these two cultural groups, and that the introduction of English makes their assimilation even more difficult. (Contains 19 references.)…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English
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Roy-Campbell, Zaline M. – International Review of Education, 2001
Focusing on Tanzania and the United States, this article examines the fallacy of a monolingual, English-only policy in education. It also examines the philosophy surrounding this debate and considers the detrimental effects upon students of attempting to impose a monolingual policy. Discusses the role of educational language in the quest for…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English
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Brock-Utne, Birgit; Holmarsdottir, Halla B. – International Review of Education, 2001
Discusses two studies that examine the effects of English, and its status as the official language, on Namibian languages. Finds that the numbers of students in African language classes in Namibia have been dropping significantly--in 1995 there were 100 students taking Oshindonga, and in 1999-2000 there was one. (Contains 66 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: African Languages, Colonialism, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Desai, Zubeda – International Review of Education, 2001
Examines the implications for education of a national language policy in South Africa, a region whose constitution recognizes 11 official languages. Argues that African languages must be used in the business of government if they are to remain viable as languages of instruction in schools. (Contains 13 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: African Languages, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English
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