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Abubakar, Ahmed; Hilman, Haim; Kaliappen, Narentheren – SAGE Open, 2018
The study is on performance measurement in academia. It aims at developing and validating the measurement scale for the performance of higher institutions. The items were developed based on the extant literature. Data were collected via an online survey in which a questionnaire link was sent to 269 vice chancellors/presidents of the sampled…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Oyero, Olusola; Salawu, Abiodun – SAGE Open, 2018
The "African common position" during the Special Session of United Nations (UN) General Assembly on children was that "Today's investment in children is tomorrow's peace, stability, security, democracy and sustainable development." However, the African child remains the most neglected species in the continent as millions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Media, Mass Media Role, Children
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Ani, Emmanuel Ifeanyi – SAGE Open, 2017
Recent nationalistic arguments have tended to blame the use of foreign language as responsible for poor academic performance and even underdevelopment. Although I theoretically agree with the mother tongue (MT) proposal concerning early elementary education, I identify some narrowness in the meaning of MT that drives the nationalistic school. A…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Native Language, Elementary Education
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Park, Jie Y. – SAGE Open, 2017
This article offers an analysis of how refugee youths from Africa used and shifted languages and discourses in the United States. Drawing on sociocultural theories of language and utilizing ethnographic discourse and classroom observation data, the author illustrates the varied ways in which three high school--aged refugee youths used languages to…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Disadvantaged Youth, Refugees, Muslims
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Huisman, Janine; Smits, Jeroen – SAGE Open, 2015
We study household and context determinants of school dropout using data for 130,000 children in 363 regions of 30 developing countries using multi-level discrete-time event-history analysis. Most (72%) of the variation in school dropout is due to household-level factors, with socioeconomic resources (parental education, father's occupation, and…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Dropout Prevention