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International Journal of Educational Development

May 2019 Volume 67, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Is home overcrowding a significant factor in children’s academic performance? Evidence from Latin America

    Dante Contreras, José Delgadillo & Gabriela Riveros

    This study seeks to determine whether overcrowding has a significant effect on students’ academic performance, controlling for variables associated with poverty and low socioeconomic status. It... More

    pp. 1-17

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  2. Schools as change agents? Education and individual political agency in Uganda

    Simone Datzberger, UCL (University College London), United Kingdom; Marielle L.J. Le Mat, UvA (University of Amsterdam), Netherlands

    By drawing on the case study of Uganda, we challenge common assumptions about education, gender, regional differences and political agency. Comparing findings from four different regions, we... More

    pp. 18-28

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  3. Transnational higher education in the United Kingdom: An up-date

    Paul Bennell

    This paper updates a review of offshore enrolments of overseas students registered for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at British universities which was undertaken in the mid-1990s. Two main... More

    pp. 29-40

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  4. Ethnic fractionalization, conflict and educational development in Turkey

    Cem Oyvat, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom; Hasan Tekgüç, Kadir Has University, Turkey

    We examine the impact of ethnic fractionalization and conflict on limiting the educational development in Southeastern Turkey. Our estimates show that although the armed conflict in the region did ... More

    pp. 41-52

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  5. “Weekday rural teachers, weekend urban spouses and parents”: A Chinese case of how alternative hiring policy influences teachers’ career decisions

    Wei Liao

    This study aims to understand the reportedly high retention rates of teachers recruited through Special Teaching Position (STP) — an alternative teacher hiring policy in China. Drawing on... More

    pp. 53-63

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  6. Policy adoption of learner-centred pedagogy in Rwanda: A case study of its rationale and transfer mechanisms

    Hester S. van de Kuilen, Hulya Kosar Altinyelken & Joke M. Voogt, University of Amsterdam; Wenceslas Nzabalirwa, University of Rwanda, Rwanda

    This study explores why and how learner-centred pedagogy (LCP) as a policy has been adopted in Rwanda, despite ample evidence of the failure of LCP in developing countries. The case of Rwanda, as a... More

    pp. 64-72

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  7. Inequality of opportunity linked to disability in school enrollment among youth: Evidence from Egypt

    Somaya El-Saadani & Soha Metwally

    Literature concerned with the impact of disability on youth’ educational opportunities is scarce in Egypt. The paper provides a profile of youth with a disability, and examines the impact of... More

    pp. 73-84

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  8. Alternative education in Palestinian-Arab society in Israel: Rationale and characteristics

    Wissam Magadley, Muhammad Amara & Yousef Jabareen, Faculty of Education, Israel

    The past two decades have witnessed the emergence of alternative schools in Palestinian-Arab society in Israel. Drawing on data from interviews and observations at two prominent alternative schools... More

    pp. 85-93

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  9. Global linguistic capital, global cultural capital: International student migrants in China’s two-track international education market

    Claire Seungeun Lee

    While China is one of the major source countries of students abroad, it is increasingly also becoming an educational destination. China receives the largest share of international students in Asia,... More

    pp. 94-102

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