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World over children's enrollment and grade retention in preschool has been debated quite a lot. So far this has necessitated many studies to answer questions such as: What is the right age to enroll children for preschool care? What experiences should they be exposed to which are developmentally appropriate? Once children are in such centers, should they be subjected to grade retention or not? The many questions may not be adequately answered unless factors behind low enrollment and grade retention are explored scientifically. Most disturbed and troubled are the researchers, educationist, childcare workers, policy makers and teachers. This work presents reliable and elaborate findings documented as a result of research. Specific reference is on how parents socioeconomic status influence enrollment and retention of children in Early Childhood Education Centers.
The high mobility of at-risk students obfuscates the tracking and analyzing of data related to dropout rates for this mercurial student population. The purpose of this descriptive qualitative phenomenological study was to capture the voices of at-risk male students in order to evaluate what services promoted academic and social success in a community school. The researcher purposively selected ten male students out of the accessible population of 36 students enrolled at a community school in Northern California. The commonalities of the participants were their ages, 16 to 18 years old, enrollment at the community school and expelled or excluded from other high schools in California. The male students' knowledge, opinions, perceptions and feelings, channeled through in-depth, open-ended interviews, constructed the holistic picture of the students' lived experiences. The researcher developed 13 open-ended interview questions for the data collection process. Triangulated data from field notes, interviews, students' cumulative files and audio-visual productions were utilized to guarantee validity. The students clearly stated the need for value-based leadership based on mutual respect.
Since the second half of the 20th century, some 'change forces' have caused the transformation of society,many of its institutionalized services, and the global socioeconomic interactions.One of these institutions has been higher education. Higher education has under gone changes in governance, enrollment, funding,new style of competition, quality, and missions. The new scenario has raised new concerns about the importance of tertiary education in the enhancement of the socio-economic, political and cultural status of both individuals and societies. These developments coupled with the so-called globalization have necessitated mass enrollment in higher education, where governments were unable or unwilling to fund higher education as before.The overall development finally gave way to the introduction of higher education cost sharing. This book is merely focusing on the experiences of developing countries in implementing the policy of cost sharing in higher education funding.
This phenomenological research examined sources available to students for funding education and their experiences within the six Ghanaian public universities. The research examined students use of social networks in social capital formation to meet challenges of cost sharing. It used qualitative methodology of structured, semi-structured, and open- ended in-depth interviews to collect data from 44 students and three administrators. Documents from the universities, Ministry of Education, GET Fund, and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning were analyzed. Findings indicated that a number of qualified students could not have access to university education because of lack of funding. Students from lower-socioeconomic families were mostly affected. Government was gradually shifting more responsibilities of funding higher education to parents. Female students faced cultural factors that limited their access to higher education. Enrollment and accommodation policies as well as loans processing requirements needed close monitoring and evaluation.
The Government of Ghana through its Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education policy has implemented several laudable initiatives that have increased enrollment at the basic level of education. Enrolling children in school, however, does not necessarily guarantee their stay in school and completion of basic education. Using Bronfenbrenner s ecological theory, this book examines micro to macro level factors that affect young people s capacity to stay in school. Young people's experiences with school indicate that the attainment of basic education requires the active support of parents and communities, in addition to improvements in school quality through the provision of adequate school infrastructure, teaching and learning materials and the enhancement of the emotional climate of schools. Furthermore, helping young people build personal resilience can aid in overcoming social and economic pressures that pose a hindrance to their stay in school. Although this book draws on experiences from Ghana, lessons can be applied to countries struggling to achieve the United Nations' Education For All goals.
An Assessment of the effect of Ireland Aid to Primary Education in Eastern Zone of Tigrai, Ethiopia is a comprehensive study based on fieldwork, review of both the scholarly literature on the subject and donors' experience. The publication provides an overview of educational aid assistance and it effectiveness in developing countries and the challenges faced at the grass root level. It is evidenced that basic education ought to be the priority for public spending on education in those countries that have yet to achieve near-universal enrollment at the primary and lower secondary levels The author discusses strategies for improving aid effectiveness to primary education. He begin with devotion and competence of the responsible bodies, focus to human resource development, flexible aid support to different local conditions and not tied, participation of local community in the identification, planning and implementation of education projects. The publication concludes that the assistance of Ireland Aid had meaningful impact on increasing access, equity, and on other improvements in the quality of education as opposed to some donor experiences in developing countries.
The serious shortage of qualified nurses and nursing faculty has led many nursing programs to adopt and increase the use of distance educational technology. Distance learning courses allow institutions to increase enrollment, thereby potentially increasing the number of future nurses. However, technology will not automatically help to counter the current nursing and nursing faculty shortages. It must be used effectively. As the use of technology increases, nursing programs must continually evaluate the educational experiences of both students and faculty and seek ways to improve delivery of instruction. Bandura''s (1986) Social Cognitive Theory may help in these endeavors. This book will apply Social Cognitive Theory to understanding nursing students'' perceptions of learning in one specific distance learning context as these perceptions were influenced by the learning environment, the instructors, the facilitators, and support personnel. In doing so, this book will explore ways to potentially increase the quality and effectiveness of the nursing students'' learning environment.