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Phornprapha, Sarote – International Review of Education, 2015
With a vision that changes within the organisation could only happen through people, Chief Executive Officer Ms. Kaisri Nuengsigkapian led the creation of a successful workplace learning programme, People Passion within KPMG Thailand, which is part of a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. This article…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Organizational Culture, Professional Development, Innovation
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Kersh, Natasha – International Review of Education, 2015
This paper focuses on the notion of the learning space at work and discusses the extent to which its different configurations allow employees to exercise personal agency within a range of learning spaces. Although the learning space at work is already the subject of extensive research, the continuous development of the learning society and the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Workplace Learning, Employees, Lifelong Learning
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Souto-Otero, Manuel; Villalba-Garcia, Ernesto – International Review of Education, 2015
This article explores (1) the degree to which immigrants can be considered dominant groups in the area of validation of non-formal and informal learning and are subject to specific validation measures in 33 European countries; (2) whether country clusters can be identified within Europe with regard to the dominance of immigrants in the area of…
Descriptors: Immigration, Informal Education, Lifelong Learning, Immigrants
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Mayombe, Celestin; Lombard, Antoinette – International Review of Education, 2015
Non-formal adult education and training (NFET) in South Africa is instrumental in breaking the high level of poverty and decreasing the social inequality the country continues to face as a post-apartheid democracy. Public and private NFET centres in South Africa aim to meet the training needs of adults who have been deprived of formal education…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, Poverty, Social Differences
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Abouchedid, Kamal; Abdelnour, George – International Review of Education, 2015
This article analyses the research output of a sample of higher education institutions (HEIs) in six Arab countries in order to start quantifying academic research productivity in the wider region of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). A questionnaire classifying HEIs was administered to 310 institutions in Lebanon, Qatar, the United Arab…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Arabs, Productivity, Foreign Countries
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de Greef, Maurice; Segers, Mien; Nijhuis, Jan; Lam, Jo Fond; van Groenestijn, Mieke; van Hoek, Frans; van Deursen, Alexander J. A. M.; Bohnenn, Ella; Tubbing, Marga – International Review of Education, 2015
Besides work-oriented training, most Dutch adult learning courses of formal and non-formal education focus on three basic skills: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments. In the Netherlands, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science recently initiated the development of a new adult education framework concerning…
Descriptors: Literacy, Numeracy, Technological Literacy, Guidelines
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Biao, Idowu – International Review of Education, 2015
A review of the Benin education system shows that it is still heavily school-based. Yet, a high level of wastage is currently being recorded at school level (about 50% success rate at primary level, about 40% success rate at high school level and about 1% enrolment rate of qualified candidates and success rate at tertiary level), leading to the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Unskilled Workers
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Chang, Bo – International Review of Education, 2015
Following China's economic reforms in the early 1990s, the wave of internal North-to-South, West-to-East and rural-to-urban migration has still not subsided. The purpose of this study was to investigate how a local community in Shanghai supported migrants from other provinces in China in the process of their re-socialisation. By examining the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Involvement, Migrants, Socialization
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Piper, Benjamin; Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons – International Review of Education, 2015
In recent years, the Education for All movement has focused more intensely on the quality of education, rather than simply provision. Many recent and current education quality interventions focus on literacy, which is the core skill required for further academic success. Despite this focus on the quality of literacy instruction in developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests, Oral Reading
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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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Crea, Thomas M.; McFarland, Mary – International Review of Education, 2015
Refugees experience limited access to adequate education at all levels, but opportunities for higher education are especially lacking. Yet, evidence suggests that education plays an important protective role in helping refugee individuals and communities cope with their daily existence during protracted waiting periods, and the United Nations…
Descriptors: Refugees, Access to Education, Pilot Projects, Higher Education
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Pilz, Matthias; Uma, Gengaiah; Venkatram, Rengan – International Review of Education, 2015
The informal sector dominates India's economic life, so issues of skills development are particularly important. On the basis of a survey of 49 street food vendors in the Indian cities of New Delhi and Coimbatore, the authors of this article demonstrate that informal learning is a particularly significant form of vocational education and training.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Surveys, Informal Education
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Ghose, Malini; Mullick, Disha – International Review of Education, 2015
This paper is based on the findings of a research study which traced 56 rural women learners 15 years after they had participated in an empowerment and education programme in North India. It attempts to understand, from the perspectives of women from marginalised communities, the ways in which participating in the programme had been empowering for…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Rural Population, Females, Womens Education
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Shrestha, Sanjana; Krolak, Lisa – International Review of Education, 2015
This article shows how community libraries can create and support literate environments, which are essential for building and sustaining literacy skills in local communities. The paper begins with a subject analysis reviewing available background materials and literature on the topic. Next, relevant issues are considered based on experiences and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Libraries, Literacy, Rural Education
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McKay, Veronica – International Review of Education, 2015
After many previous failed attempts to reach illiterate adults, the award-winning South African "Kha Ri Gude" mass literacy campaign, launched in 2008, undertook to ensure that learners seized the opportunity to learn--for many adults, this was a "last chance". Written from an insider perspective by the campaign's founding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Adult Literacy, Educational Opportunities
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