International Journal of Educational Development
May 2013 Volume 33, Number 3
Table of Contents
Number of articles: 8
Ricardo Sabates, Altaf Hossain & Keith M. Lewin
This paper examines the relative strength of different factors associated with school drop out using data collected between 2007 and 2009 in Bangladesh. A sample of 9046 children, aged 4–15, was... More
Promoting access to education for disabled children in low-income countries: Do we need to know how many disabled children there are?
Poor people are most likely to be disabled, and the exclusion of disabled people from education means that they are also more likely to remain poor. Despite calls for better data to inform the... More
Are we asking the right questions? Moving beyond the state vs non-state providers debate: Reflections and a Case Study from India
Colin Bangay & Michael Latham
This paper provides an overview of recent trends in basic education provision in India: charting an impressive expansion of enrolment in public schools but a growing concern with the quality of... More
School feeding and educational access in rural Ghana: Is poor targeting and delivery limiting impact?
Ato Essuman & Cynthia Bosumtwi-Sam
In an effort to address social imbalances and equity in Ghana's education delivery and to achieve her Education for All (EFA) agenda, some pro-poor programmes have been introduced. Among these is... More
Developing a pedagogy of mutuality in a capability approach: Teachers’ experiences of using the Open Educational Resources (OER) of the teacher education in sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) programme
Patricia Murphy & Freda Wolfenden
The TESSA (teacher education in sub Saharan Africa) programme aims to improve teacher education at scale by developing open educational resources (OER) that allow sustainable and locally managed... More
Improving teaching and learning of basic maths and reading in Africa: Does teacher preparation count?
Kwame Akyeampong, Kattie Lussier, John Pryor & Jo Westbrook
Teacher education has an important role in ensuring quality of learning especially for the poorest children. The article draws on a study of teacher preparation for the early primary grades in six ... More
Delivering reading intervention to the poorest children: The case of Liberia and EGRA-Plus, a primary grade reading assessment and intervention
Marcia Davidson & Jenny Hobbs
As governments, donors and implementation organisations re-focus Education for All Goals in terms of quality of education, increasing concerns have been raised over low literacy levels in... More
Creating cycles of writing and reading in a resource-poor school community in Kenya: Could one literacy event lead to ongoing literacy practices?
Strong correlations between high levels of poverty and low education outcomes have prompted interventions aimed at raising literacy levels in communities characterised by poverty within Kenya, as... More