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Assié-Lumumba, N'Dri Thérèse – International Review of Education, 2016
This paper is a reflection that critically examines the dynamics of education and the struggle by African people for freedom, control of the mind, self-definition and the right to determine their own destiny from the start of colonial rule to the present. The primary methodological approach is historical structuralism, which stipulates that social…
Descriptors: Guidelines, African Culture, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Ayala, Joey; Bautista, Pauline; Pajaro, Marivic; Raquino, Mark; Watts, Paul – International Review of Education, 2016
The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,100 islands, with a population of over 100 million people dependent upon marine resources which are characterised by a decline in both biodiversity and abundance. The resultant large sector of fisherfolk is generally impoverished with limited education, which makes coastal adult education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Methods
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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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Hossain, Zakir – International Review of Education, 2016
The government of Viet Nam has made a commitment to build a Lifelong Learning Society by 2020. A range of related initiatives have been launched, including the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Centre for Lifelong Learning (SEAMEO CELLL) and "Book Day"--a day aimed at encouraging reading and raising awareness of its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Reading Habits, Community Programs
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Roche, Stephen – International Review of Education, 2016
It is a truth universally acknowledged that education and economic development go hand in hand. Not only is lack of education generally recognised as a cause of poverty, it has come to be recognised as one of three core "dimensions of poverty", alongside living standard and health (World Bank 2016). Despite strong economic growth…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Economic Development, Educational Development, Poverty
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Doyle, Lesley; Egetenmeyer, Regina; Singai, Chetan; Devi, Uma – International Review of Education, 2016
In this paper, the authors seek to disentangle what they see as contradictory uses of the term "professionalisation" with reference to adult educator development and training (AEDT). They set out to distinguish "professionalisation" from "professionalism," and to identify the locus of control of AEDT in Germany, the…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Locus of Control
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Alas, Yabit; Anshari, Muhammad; Sabtu, Norakmarul Ihsan; Yunus, Norazmah – International Review of Education, 2016
The theory of planned behaviour attempts to explain factors which influence behaviour. One of these factors is intention. Positive or negative intentions are formed by a person's impression of the way other people would perceive similar behaviour (external forces). The authors of this study used the theory of planned behaviour to examine, compare…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Mayombe, Celestin; Lombard, Antoinette – International Review of Education, 2016
Non-formal education and training (NFET) programmes in public and private centres in South Africa aim to meet the training needs of adults who have been deprived of formal education which would have fostered skills acquisition and access to employment earlier in their lives. The concern which informs this paper is that adults who face long-term…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Adult Education, Community Programs
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Holford, John – International Review of Education, 2016
"Sustainability" has a captivating but disingenuous simplicity: its meanings are complex, and have political and policy significance. Exploring the application of the term to adult education, this paper argues that a particular discourse of "sustainability" has become a common-sense, short-circuiting critical analysis and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Adult Education, Intervention, Neoliberalism
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Zhang, Zhixin – International Review of Education, 2016
Due to the effects of globalisation and rapid technological development, traditional linear life course patterns of the past are gradually disappearing, and this affects education and learning systems as well as labour markets. Individuals are forced to develop lifestyles and survival strategies to manage job insecurity and make their skills and…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Global Approach, Comparative Analysis, Job Security
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Misiaszek, Greg William – International Review of Education, 2016
Emerging from popular education movements in Latin America, "ecopedagogy" is a critical environmental pedagogy which focuses on understanding the connections between social conflict and environmentally harmful acts carried out by humans. These connections are often politically hidden in education. Ecopedagogy, while being pluralistic, is…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Specialists
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Seddon, Terri – International Review of Education, 2016
In the lead-up to the 2007 Australian federal election, Labor candidate Kevin Rudd described climate change as the "great moral challenge of our generation". In the years since then, the heat in Australia has been rising--in terms of both temperature and climate politics--, but government action has slowed down. Endorsement of economic…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Adult Education, Global Approach, Educational Policy
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Rasmussen, Palle; Staugaard, Hans Jørgen – International Review of Education, 2016
Adult education is governed at many levels--internationally, nationally and locally. The authors of this paper look at the challenges, structures and practices of adult education policy at the local level, more specifically in North Denmark (Northern Jutland), one of the five administrative regions of the Danish nation-state. In many ways, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Sustainable Development, Geographic Regions
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Al-Maamari, Saif – International Review of Education, 2016
Oman is a multicultural society in terms of both ethnicity and religion. Communities vary in terms of cultural heritage, language, dress and religious or sectarian affiliation. The majority of people are Arab; other members of society belong to one of three main ethnic groups: the Hyderabadi, the Baluchis or the Zanzibari (Arabs of Omani descent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Multicultural Education, Teaching Methods
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Pallavicini, Yahya Sergio Yahe – International Review of Education, 2016
According to a teaching of the Prophet Muhammad, "the quest for knowledge is the duty of each Muslim, male or female", where knowledge is meant as the discovery of the real value of things and of oneself in relationship with the world in which God has placed us. This universal dimension of knowledge is in fact a wealth of wisdom of the…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islam, Religion, Religious Education
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