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International Journal of Educational Development

Volume 29, Number 3

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Number of articles: 14

  1. Providing better education services to the poor: Accountability and context in the case of Guatemalan decentralization

    Alec Ian Gershberg, Ben Meade & Sven Andersson

    We explore how two community-based reform models align with the World Bank’s "World Development Report 2004" accountability framework. Using a qualitative case study of rural Guatemalan primary... More

    pp. 187-200

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  2. Educational decentralisation in Zimbabwe and Malawi: A study of decisional location and process

    Vitallis Chikoko

    Debates about decentralisation, involving questions such as who should make decisions about public schooling and who should pay for it [Caillods, F., 1999. Preface. In: McGinn, N., Welsh, T. (Eds.)... More

    pp. 201-211

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  3. Decentralisation and marketisation of adult and continuing education: A Chinese case study

    Ning Rong Liu

    Tsinghua University in Beijing, a leading Chinese university, has emerged as a pioneer in the decentralisation and marketisation of adult and continuing education in China. Recent development at... More

    pp. 212-218

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  4. Qualitative inquiry into local education administration in Pakistan

    Taro Komatsu

    The level of educational development in Pakistan is low. A decentralisation reform was introduced in 2000 to improve the delivery of basic education by designating the local government body with... More

    pp. 219-226

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  5. Game theory and educational policy: Private education legislation in China

    Wing-Wah Law & Su-Yan Pan

    This article presents a game theory analysis of legislating private education in China, based on set of primary and secondary documents related to this issue. The article argues that shaping... More

    pp. 227-240

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  6. Curriculum reform and ‘Quality Education’ in China: An overview

    Belinda Dello-Iacovo

    This paper provides an overview of Chinese government attempts to promote a revised school curriculum reflecting a more holistic approach to education under the banner of suzhi jiaoyu (“quality... More

    pp. 241-249

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  7. Participatory practices in policy-making: Negotiating democratic outcomes or manoeuvring for compliance?

    Wim Hoppers

    This article explores the nature of participatory practices in policy-making in basic education and their impact on the directions and outcomes of policy. Drawing on theoretical developments in... More

    pp. 250-259

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  8. Making different equal? Fractured state and ruptured policy: The National Qualifications Framework in South Africa

    Rosemary Lugg

    This paper explores the making of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in South Africa, and asks how a policy that was intended to unite education and training, and build new forms of... More

    pp. 260-267

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  9. An analysis of USAID assistance to basic education in the developing world, 1990–2005

    David W. Chapman & Jessica Jester Quijada

    What was accomplished and what was learned from United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) investment of over $733 million aimed at strengthening basic education systems in the... More

    pp. 268-280

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  10. Continuous improvement in schools: Understanding the practice

    Stephen Anderson & Roshni Kumari

    This article investigates conceptually and practically what it means for schools to engage in the practice of continuous improvement. The analysis draws upon prior research and discussion to... More

    pp. 281-292

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  11. Change in beliefs after first-year of teaching: The case of Turkish national curriculum context

    Çiğdem Haser & Jon R. Star

    The impact of national curriculum context on mathematics related beliefs of 12 beginning middle grades mathematics teachers was investigated after the teacher education program and first-year... More

    pp. 293-302

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  12. The cultural politics of constructivist pedagogies: Teacher education reform in the United Republic of Tanzania

    Frances Vavrus

    This article examines recent educational reforms in Tanzania by looking at the cultural politics of pedagogical change in secondary and teacher education. It presents an ethnography of a teachers... More

    pp. 303-311

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  13. Ugandan secondary school headteachers’ efficacy: What kind of training for whom?

    Joan G. DeJaeghere, Rhiannon Williams & Robinah Kyeyune

    With increasing pressures from growing demand and for higher quality on secondary schools, headteachers play a crucial role in creating successful school environments. Within Uganda, and across... More

    pp. 312-320

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  14. Corruption hierarchies in higher education in the former Soviet Bloc

    Ararat L. Osipian

    Corruption in higher education is known but not described theoretically. Decentralization and privatization of higher education and the increasing scale and scope of corruption in higher education ... More

    pp. 321-330

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