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International Journal of Educational Development

January 2016 Volume 46, Number 1

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Number of articles: 17

  1. Private secondary schools in Indonesia: What is driving the demand?

    Jonathan M.B. Stern, RTI International, United States; Thomas M. Smith, University of California, Riverside, Graduate School of Education, United States

    Despite recent evidence that students in public schools significantly outperform their private school counterparts, private schooling continues to account for approximately 40% of secondary school ... More

    pp. 1-11

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  2. Refugee higher education: Contextual challenges and implications for program design, delivery, and accompaniment

    Thomas M. Crea

    Refugees experience limited access to adequate education at all levels but opportunities for higher education are especially lacking. This study explores the perspectives of 122 students involved... More

    pp. 12-22

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  3. School competition and efficiency in elementary schools in Mexico

    Rocio Garcia-Diaz, Department of Economics, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico; Ernesto del Castillo, EGAP Government and Public Policy, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico; René Cabral, EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

    This paper examines how competition impacts the technical efficiency of schools. We model competition between schools using Geographical Information System (GIS) tools in order to develop a... More

    pp. 23-34

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  4. The effectiveness of private tutoring in China with a focus on class-size

    Yu Zhang, Institute of Education, Tsinghua University, China; Junyan Liu, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong

    This paper endeavours to shed light on the effect of private tutoring for Mathematics, Chinese and English in various kinds of class-size on students’ performances in the National College Entrance ... More

    pp. 35-42

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  5. Education and inequality in South Africa: Returns to schooling in the post-apartheid era

    Taylor Salisbury

    This paper utilizes a new data set to calculate both the private and social returns to schooling in South Africa. More specifically, it examines whether the returns for African and colored South... More

    pp. 43-52

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  6. Engaging school personnel in making schools safe for girls in Botswana, Malawi, and Mozambique

    Hilary M. Schwandt & Carol Underwood, Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States

    Girls are vulnerable to HIV in part because the social systems in which they live have failed to protect them. This study evaluates a program aimed at making schools safe for girl learners in order... More

    pp. 53-58

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  7. Gender differences in intra-household educational expenditures in Malaysia

    Husaina Banu Kenayathulla

    Prior studies examining the apparent reduction of the gender gap in education in Malaysia have been based on the gross enrolment rates. This study examines whether there are significant gender... More

    pp. 59-73

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  8. Impact of the provision of school lunch on attendance in remote rural Jamaican primary schools

    Zellynne Jennings

    This study examined the attendance patterns by region of schools which participated in School Feeding Programmes (SFPs) in poor, remote rural areas of Jamaica and determined whether there was a... More

    pp. 74-81

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  9. What does “quality” look like for post-2015 education provision in low-income countries? An exploration of stakeholders’ perspectives of school benefits in village LEAP schools, rural Sindh, Pakistan

    Jane Jerrard

    The provision of quality education for the poor and marginalized is intertwined with addressing social justice concerns. Parents need convincing that the cost of sending their children to school is... More

    pp. 82-93

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  10. What happens to children's education when their parents emigrate? Evidence from Sri Lanka

    Vengadeshvaran J. Sarma & Rasyad A. Parinduri

    We examined the effects of parental emigration on the education of the children left behind in Sri Lanka. Using access to foreign employment agencies as a source of exogenous variation in parental ... More

    pp. 94-102

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  11. Students’ skipping behavior on truancy items and (school) subjects and its relation to test performance in PISA 2012

    Christine Sälzer & Jörg-Henrik Heine

    Most large-scale student assessments focus on cognitive competences which are assumed to be acquired at school. This study investigates how skipping lessons on purpose is related to student... More

    pp. 103-113

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  12. Does living in a community with more educated mothers enhance children's school attendance? Evidence from Sierra Leone

    Mamusu Kamanda, Scientific Research and Co-ordination, International Network Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health, Ghana; Nyovani Madise, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton, United Kingdom; Sylke Schnepf, European Commission, Centre for Research on Impact Evaluation, Economics and Applied Statistics Unit, Italy

    In Sierra Leone girls are 23.4% less likely to attend secondary education than boys. This difference between sexes increases the gender gap in educational attainment since women's education is... More

    pp. 114-124

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  13. Gender-preferential intergenerational patterns in primary educational attainment: An econometric approach to a case in rural Mindanao, the Philippines

    Masayoshi Okabe, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan

    This study investigates the factors determining children's educational attainment, focusing on gender-differential intergenerational patterns, by employing a case study from rural Mindanao. The... More

    pp. 125-142

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  14. Education subsidy and school enrollments in rural Ghana

    Mawuli Gaddah, Ministry of Finance, Ghana; Alistair Munro, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan; Peter Quartey, Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

    This paper examines how education subsidy to basic schools has affected school enrollment in rural Ghana. The quest to achieve Universal Primary Education led to the introduction of the Free... More

    pp. 143-152

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  15. Public vs. private schooling as a route to universal basic education: A comparison of China and India

    William C. Smith, RESULTS Educational Fund, United States; Devin K. Joshi, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, Singapore

    This article examines whether focusing primarily on public schooling can lead to more rapid achievement of universal basic education (UBE) than relying on a mixture of public and private schooling.... More

    pp. 153-165

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  16. School finance policy and social justice

    Iris BenDavid-Hadar

    This paper examines the relationships between funding principles and theories of justice. Additionally, it analyses the effect of school finance policy (SFP) on improving equality of educational... More

    pp. 166-174

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  17. Private schooling and gender justice: An empirical snapshot from Rajasthan, India's largest state

    Orla Kelly, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, United States; Aditi Krishna, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, United States; Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, United States

    In this paper, we compare the key attributes and experiences of a sample of 413 young women, who attended government versus private schools at the primary and secondary level. Study participation... More

    pp. 175-187

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