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International Journal of Educational Development

September 2011 Volume 31, Number 5

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Number of articles: 19

  1. Learner-centred education in developing country contexts: From solution to problem?

    Michele Schweisfurth

    Learner-centred education (LCE) has been a recurrent theme in many national education policies in the global South, and has had wide donor support through aid programmes and smaller projects and... More

    pp. 419-426

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  2. Disability and education: The longest road to inclusion

    Hazel Bines & Philippa Lei

    Children with disabilities are one of the many groups of children still not enrolled in primary education in developing countries. However, their educational exclusion and right to education are... More

    pp. 419-424

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  3. The rise and attenuation of the basic education programme (BEP) in Botswana: A global–local dialectic approach

    Richard Tabulawa

    Using a global–local dialectic approach, this paper traces the rise of the basic education programme in the 1980s and 1990s in Botswana and its subsequent attenuation in the 2000s. Amongst the... More

    pp. 427-436

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  4. Gender in the early years: Boys and girls in an African working class primary school

    Deevia Bhana, Thokozani Nzimakwe & Phumzile Nzimakwe

    Understanding the ways in which young boys and girls give meaning to gender and sexuality is vital, and is especially significant in the light of South Africa's commitment to gender equality. Yet... More

    pp. 437-442

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  5. Language proficiency and language policy in South Africa: Findings from new data

    Dorrit Posel & Daniela Casale

    This study explores new data from 2008 on language proficiency and labour market outcomes in the context of South Africa's language-in-education policy. We show that the economic returns to English... More

    pp. 443-451

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  6. Pre-service teachers’ attempts at debating contemporary issues in science education: A case study from Botswana

    Anthony T. Koosimile & Shanah M. Suping

    This paper constitutes an attempt to explore trends, issues and challenges that emerge when three different cohorts of pre-service teachers debate contemporary issues in science education at the... More

    pp. 452-458

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  7. Education collaboration to promote school participation in northern Ghana: A case study of a complementary education program

    Obed Mfum-Mensah

    This study explores the perceived benefits and challenges of the collaboration model of a complementary education program which operates in marginalized communities in northern Ghana. The scope of ... More

    pp. 459-465

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  8. Strengthening Universal Primary Education in Uganda: The potential role of an asset-based development policy

    Fred M. Ssewamala, Julia Shu-Huah Wang, Leyla Karimli & Proscovia Nabunya

    This paper is divided into three complementary parts. First, we examine the challenges to the Universal Primary Education (UPE) policy in Uganda, including insufficient instructional materials and ... More

    pp. 466-471

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  9. Inclusive educational practices in Kenya: Evidencing practice of itinerant teachers who work with children with visual impairment in local mainstream schools

    Paul Lynch, Steve McCall, Graeme Douglas, Mike McLinden, Bernard Mogesa, Martha Mwaura, John Muga & Michael Njoroge

    This article presents a findings from an investigation of the work of 38 specialist itinerant teachers (ITs) supporting the educational inclusion of children with visual impairment in Kenya. The... More

    pp. 472-482

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  10. Does social labelling encourage child schooling and discourage child labour in Nepal?

    Sayan Chakrabarty, Ulrike Grote & Guido Lüchters

    This paper explores the determinants of child labour vis-à-vis child schooling. It further examines the influence of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which are engaged in social labelling, on ... More

    pp. 483-489

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  11. Child labour, education policy and governance in Cambodia

    Chae-Young Kim

    This paper considers how the issue of child labour is located in Cambodian education policy debates and how it is affected by the major constraints surrounding the Cambodian education sector. In... More

    pp. 490-498

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  12. Auditing Chinese higher education? The perspectives of returnee scholars in an elite university

    Lin Yi

    Drawing upon fieldwork conducted in an elite Chinese university and English language literature of audit culture in higher education against the backdrop of Chinese higher education in transition, ... More

    pp. 499-508

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  13. Women's aspirations for graduate education in Taiwan

    Meng-Jie Lin

    This study investigates female undergraduates’ aspirations for master's and doctoral degree programs in Taiwan's universalized and stratified higher education system. It considers the potential... More

    pp. 509-517

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  14. The developmental history of labor education in South Korea from a sociopolitical and economic perspective

    Yangyi Kwon

    Although there is a considerable body of research regarding the relationships between the sociopolitical and economic transition and its implications for the education system in South Korea, there ... More

    pp. 518-525

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  15. Civil society and control of corruption: Assessing governance of Romanian public universities

    Alina Mungiu-Pippidi & Andra Elena Dusu

    Romania is perceived as the most corrupt EU member state according to Transparency International Corruption Perception Index. In 2008–2009, a grassroots coalition of civil society organizations and... More

    pp. 526-540

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  16. Potential for teacher collaboration in post-Soviet Ukraine

    Benjamin Kutsyuruba

    The purpose of this conceptual paper is to analyze the potential for collaborative relationships in schools in Ukraine. In this paper, I examine the nature of teacher collaboration in schools... More

    pp. 541-551

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  17. Imagining a transformed UNESCO with learning at its core

    Aaron Benavot

    This paper argues that key aspects of UNESCO's organizational culture are a major impediment to the realization of its important educational agenda. Drawing upon sustained observations over a four-... More

    pp. 558-561

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  18. Homing In: Mothers at the Heart of Health and Literacy in Coastal Kenya

    p. 562

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  19. Diversification of educational provision and school-to-work transitions in rural Mali: Analysing a reconfiguration of inequalities in light of justice theories

    Frédérique Weyer

    Based on an approach focusing on actors and in particular on educational trajectories, this paper analyses the effects of diversification of educational provision on inequalities in rural Mali. It ... More

    pp. 563-565

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