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International Journal of Educational Development

November 2009 Volume 29, Number 6

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Skills development for poverty reduction (SDPR): The case of Tajikistan

    Manfred Wallenborn

    Vocational education and training (VET) can contribute to the attainment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. A key to economic and social progress is the training of better... More

    pp. 550-557

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  2. Towards reclaiming the high ground in the discourse on vocationalism in developing countries

    Theodore Lewis

    The literature on vocational education in developing countries has for decades been one of gloom, as commentators from the developed countries have offered arguments leading to the same conclusion,... More

    pp. 558-564

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  3. South African universities and human development: Towards a theorisation and operationalisation of professional capabilities for poverty reduction

    Melanie Walker, Monica McLean, Arona Dison & Rosie Peppin-Vaughan

    This paper reports on a research project investigating the role of universities in South Africa in contributing to poverty reduction through the quality of their professional education programmes. ... More

    pp. 565-572

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  4. Digital inclusion in Chile: Internet in rural schools

    Alvaro Salinas & Jaime Sánchez

    This paper analyzes the teacher's contribution to improving digital inclusion in Chilean rural schools, using a multidimensional definition of the digital divide. Data was obtained from interviews ... More

    pp. 573-582

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  5. Education reform, indigenous politics, and decolonisation in the Bolivia of Evo Morales

    Rosaleen Howard

    The paper explores the relationship between education reform and Intercultural Bilingual Education (IBE) for Bolivia's majority indigenous peoples, as this has evolved since the 1990s into the era ... More

    pp. 583-593

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  6. Costs and benefits of bilingual education in Guatemala: A partial analysis

    Harry Anthony Patrinos & Eduardo Velez

    The benefits of bilingual education for a disadvantaged indigenous population as an investment in human capital are significant. Students of bilingual schools in Guatemala have higher attendance... More

    pp. 594-598

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  7. Indigenizing civic education in Africa: Experience in Madagascar and the Sahel

    Carrie Antal & Peter Easton

    In Africa, as in many countries of the South, democratization is sometimes perceived as a process modeled upon outside – and specifically Northern – experience. Formal civic education programs in... More

    pp. 599-611

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  8. Reconstruction versus transformation: Post-war education and the struggle for gender equity in Sierra Leone

    Richard Maclure & Myriam Denov

    In post-war contexts, education is widely regarded as essential not only for civic reconciliation, but also as a key force for gender equity. In Sierra Leone, however, despite enhanced educational ... More

    pp. 612-620

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  9. A perspective on education for sustainable development: Historical development of environmental education in Indonesia

    Ko Nomura

    This article examines the historical development of environmental education (EE) in Indonesia with emphasis on the non-formal sector, and applies its findings to the discussion on education for... More

    pp. 621-627

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  10. Challenges of applying a student-centered approach to learning in the context of education in Kyrgyzstan

    Roxane de la Sablonnière, Donald M. Taylor & Nazgul Sadykova

    The challenge of maximizing student learning has been paramount in many societies. This issue has become especially salient in the context of drastic social and political changes that have taken... More

    pp. 628-634

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