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Takayanagi, Taeko – International Review of Education, 2016
This study investigates the activities of a village-based literacy centre in Kenya and explores the benefits of community development activities on women's well-being in Africa. Through the analysis of the stories of two Maasai women who had experienced adult literacy learning, the author discovered that: (1) the literacy instructor had inadequate…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Empowerment, Literacy Education, Informal Education
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Tom, Miye Nadya – International Review of Education, 2016
This paper presents a broad-reaching effort to interrogate enduring colonial legacies as experienced by Native American youth in the United States of America and Black Portuguese youth of Cape Verdean origin in Portugal. As part of its methodological approach, it uses hip-hop--a cultural movement composed of four elements including rap music--to…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Youth
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O'Keeffe, Paul – International Review of Education, 2016
In recent years, the Ethiopian government has embarked on an ambitious agriculture development strategy aimed at raising Ethiopia to the status of a middle-income-level country by 2025. Encouraged by the international development push behind the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the rapid expansion of public universities has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Public Colleges, International Organizations
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Post, David – International Review of Education, 2016
Understandings of "literacy" broadened after the United Nations Development Decade of the 1960s. The corresponding research into the benefits of literacy also widened its focus beyond economic growth. The effects of adult literacy and its correlates appeared diffuse with the rise of New Literacy Studies, and the scholarship on…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Sustainable Development, Literacy Education, Educational Benefits
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White, Irene; Lorenzi, Francesca – International Review of Education, 2016
Creativity has been emerging as a key concept in educational policies since the mid-1990s, with many Western countries restructuring their education systems to embrace innovative approaches likely to stimulate creative and critical thinking. But despite current intentions of putting more emphasis on creativity in education policies worldwide,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Transfer of Training, Informal Education, Inclusion
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Giles, Margaret; Paris, Lisa; Whale, Jacqui – International Review of Education, 2016
Incarceration costs are high; in Australia, for example, each prisoner costs an average of AUD 115,000 per year. Other countries are also feeling the fiscal pinch of high incarceration costs, and a number of jurisdictions are now closing some of their prisons. Most prison costs are non-discretionary (accommodation, meals, etc.). But some of the…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Art Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Regmi, Kapil Dev – International Review of Education, 2015
Lifelong learning has become a catchword in almost all countries because of its growing influence on education policies in the globalised world. In the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Union (EU), the promotion of lifelong learning has been a strategy to speed up economic growth and become competitive.…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Models, Human Capital, Competition
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Kilpi-Jakonen, Elina; de Vilhena, Daniela Vono; Blossfeld, Hans-Peter – International Review of Education, 2015
Adult learning is an increasingly important form of education in globalised and aging societies. While current policy recommendations tend to focus on increasing participation rates, the authors of this article argue that higher participation rates do not necessarily lead to lower social/educational inequalities in participation. The aim of this…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Social Differences, Learning Activities, Correlation
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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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Benavot, Aaron – International Review of Education, 2015
Literacy is an essential means of communication. It enables individuals, communities and institutions to interact, over time and across space, as they develop a web of social relations via language. Effective literacy policies, programmes and practices expand the scale of social communication and interaction. Thus, literacy thrives when a state of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Interpersonal Communication, Interaction, Educational Policy
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Hanemann, Ulrike – International Review of Education, 2015
In a fast-changing and highly inequitable world, lifelong learning is becoming increasingly important, not only as a key organising principle for all forms of education and learning but also as an absolute necessity for everyone. It is particularly important for disadvantaged individuals and groups who have been excluded from or failed to acquire…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Literacy, Adult Learning, Annual Reports
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Su, Yahui – International Review of Education, 2015
This article explores how assessment plays a role in helping learners to learn on a continuous, sustainable basis. It begins by exploring the paradigm of lifelong learning, which implies a shift in the way we think about learning and knowledge. Based on knowledge formation rooted in a flux of learning, lifelong learning assessment is not so much…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Learner Engagement, Formative Evaluation
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van Dellen, Theo; Heidekamp, Ina – International Review of Education, 2015
This article focuses on the perceived freedom of Dutch employees to embark on workplace learning in terms of whether they feel it is "voluntary" or "compulsory". The paper is based on the findings of a large international explorative survey carried out by the Workplace Learning (WPL) Research Network (RN2) of the Asia-Europe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Freedom, Employees
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Andresen, Bent B. – International Review of Education, 2015
This article presents the main results of a case study on teachers' professional development in terms of competence and identity. The teachers involved in the study are allocated time by their schools to participate in professional "affinity group" meetings. During these meetings, the teachers gather and analyse school-based data about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Competence, Case Studies
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Taylor, Maurice C.; Trumpower, David L.; Purse, Edward R. – International Review of Education, 2015
Workplaces are settings where power, knowledge and self are brought together in a complex social environment which includes various forms of struggle related to identity, agency, socio-cultural norms, political structures and functional practices. The purpose of this article is to uncover how formal and informal work-related learning processes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Employees, Adult Literacy
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