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International Journal of Educational Development

May 2010 Volume 30, Number 3

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Pre-primary education in Tanzania: Observations from urban and rural classrooms

    Lyabwene Mtahabwa & Nirmala Rao

    This study examined the relationship between pre-primary educational policy and actual practice in Tanzania. Policy relevant to pre-primary education was analyzed and 15 pre-primary lessons from... More

    pp. 227-235

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  2. Household characteristics and delayed school enrollment in Malawi

    Peter Moyi

    Malawi was the first country after the Jomtien conference to offer free primary education. Despite this policy, universal education has remained elusive. Many children do enroll in school, but not ... More

    pp. 236-242

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  3. Public investment and the goal of providing universal access to primary education by 2015 in Kenya

    Edith Mukudi Omwami & Raymond K. Omwami

    The authors use population census data to project school enrolment for Kenya. They also employ current education sector budget and national revenue base statistics to model the sector budget and to... More

    pp. 243-253

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  4. Educational engagement in China: A case from the Northwest

    Mary Ann Maslak, Juhu Kim & Andrea Sabatini McLoughlin

    Reports show Chinese students have lower enrollment, higher dropout rates, and larger gender gaps in secondary schools in poor areas. Research indicates students’ perceptions about schooling... More

    pp. 254-262

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  5. Challenges for schools in communities with internal migration flows: evidence from Turkey

    Hanife Akar

    Turkey is a country that has experienced and continues to experience a dramatic degree of both rural-to-urban and inter-regional internal migration. Migrants tend to settle in gecekondu areas in... More

    pp. 263-276

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  6. Sense of belonging and transition to high schools in Peru

    Santiago Cueto, Gabriela Guerrero, Claudia Sugimaru & Alvaro M. Zevallos

    Sense of belonging is the degree to which students feel integrated with their peers and teachers at school. This study describes sense of belonging among Peruvian students entering high school.... More

    pp. 277-287

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  7. The role of socioeconomic status and school quality in the Philippines: Revisiting the Heyneman–Loxley effect

    Francis L. Huang

    In 1983, Heyneman and Loxley stated that in low income countries, school-level factors could account for a greater proportion of variance in student achievement as compared to student-level... More

    pp. 288-296

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  8. Child-centred education and the promise of democratic learning: Pedagogic messages in rural Indian primary schools

    Arathi Sriprakash

    Global and national agendas to achieve universal primary education and improve the ‘quality’ of school provision in developing countries have identified the need to reform classroom pedagogy. Since... More

    pp. 297-304

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  9. Schooling and local environmental knowledge: Do they complement or substitute each other?

    Victoria Reyes-García, Eric Kightley, Isabel Ruiz-Mallén, Nuria Fuentes-Peláez, Katie Demps, Tomás Huanca & Maria Ruth Martínez-Rodríguez

    Schooling and the knowledge acquired at school have been considered both a cause of loss of indigenous knowledge (because it opens pathways to the non-indigenous world and worldviews) and a... More

    pp. 305-313

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  10. Sexuality education in South Africa: Three essential questions

    Dennis A. Francis

    Sex education is the cornerstone on which most HIV/AIDS prevention programmes rest and since the adoption of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE), has become a compulsory part of the South African school... More

    pp. 314-319

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  11. And when she comes home? Education and women's empowerment in intimate relationships

    Erin Murphy-Graham

    While previous research has focused on the relationship between education and women's empowerment in the public sphere, their empowerment in the private sphere has been less fully developed in... More

    pp. 320-331

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