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International Journal of Educational Development

November 2008 Volume 28, Number 6

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Developing a capacity to make “English for Everyone” worthwhile: Reconsidering outcomes and how to start achieving them

    Martin Wedell

    Past decades have seen a growing assumption worldwide that national governments should provide ‘English for Everyone’ (EFE) as a core component of their school curricula. Personal and national... More

    pp. 628-639

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  2. Domestic and international power relations in a Cameroonian mission school system

    Megan Che

    This paper is a critical ethnography of mathematics teachers in a Cameroonian private, mission school system. Findings from in-depth interviews with secondary mathematics teachers indicate that... More

    pp. 640-655

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  3. The use of information technology for educational management in Uganda and Botswana

    R. Bisaso, O. Kereteletswe, I. Selwood & A. Visscher

    This paper reports on a study of the implementation of a Computerised Information System (CIS) at the Ministry of Education in Botswana, and the use of CISs in secondary schools in Uganda. The... More

    pp. 656-668

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  4. Leadership of vocational high school principals in curriculum reform: A case study in Taiwan

    Hsi-Chi Hsiao, Mu-Nen Chen & Hao-Sen Yang

    This research attempts to comprehend the traits and behaviors of vocational high school principals in implementing curriculum reform. In-depth interviews with experienced principals of three... More

    pp. 669-686

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  5. The expansion of higher education, employment and over-education in China

    Fengliang Li, W. John Morgan & Xiaohao Ding

    The article considers the current situation in the labour market for higher education graduates in China, showing what kinds of graduates have an advantage when facing potential employers. Secondly... More

    pp. 687-697

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  6. Relationships amongst cultural dimensions, educational expenditure and class size of different nations

    Hoi Yan Cheung & Alex W.H. Chan

    Many studies have concentrated on investigating educational expenditure and pupil–teacher ratio to see how these two factors can influence the quality of education. This study chooses to examine... More

    pp. 698-707

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  7. Economic globalisation, youth expectations and social class: The case of Sri Lanka

    Angela W. Little & Ricardo Sabates

    Whether economic globalisation is associated with a narrowing or a widening of the social class gap between the education and occupation expectations of Sri Lankan youth is examined through a test ... More

    pp. 708-722

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  8. Assessing institutionalization of educational reforms

    Ahmet Aypay & Serpil Sezer Kalayci

    This study aims to assess the institutionalization of a major reform in the faculties of education in Turkey in the 1990s. A survey was administered to faculty members in eight faculties of... More

    pp. 723-736

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  9. Literacy's verb: Exploring what literacy is and what literacy does

    Lesley Bartlett

    This article considers contemporary policy claims about “what literacy is” and “what literacy does.” First, the article reviews in-depth the ways in which development discourses define literacy,... More

    pp. 737-753

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  10. Literacy and power—The cases of Tanzania and Rwanda

    Åsa Wedin

    In this paper it is claimed that the relation between literacy and power is complex. What people do with literacy has effects on power relations but literacy is not democratic per se. Drawing from ... More

    pp. 754-763

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  11. Private Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and national development: The South African reality

    pp. 764-765

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