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International Journal of Educational Development

March 2017 Volume 53, Number 1

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Number of articles: 17

  1. The World Bank and Education: Governing (through) knowledge

    Mike Zapp

    The World Bank has become one of the most influential actors in global education governance. Much research on the World Bank’s role in education has focused on coercive and regulative mechanisms.... More

    pp. 1-11

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  2. Education decentralization, school resources, and student outcomes in Korea

    Dong Wook Jeong, Ho Jun Lee & Sung Kyung Cho

    Government decentralization is in worldwide use for education reforms. It takes different forms across countries from political and fiscal perspectives. It is a unique feature that the governance... More

    pp. 12-27

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  3. The challenges and societal consequences of increased female participation at Ethiopian public universities

    Paul O’Keeffe

    Ethiopia, while one of the world’s poorest countries, has one of the world’s fastest developing economies. In the last two decades the government has imparted on a public university development... More

    pp. 28-35

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  4. Failing to catch up in reading in the middle years: The findings of the impact evaluation of the Reading Catch-Up Programme in South Africa

    Brahm Fleisch, Wits School of Education, South Africa; Stephen Taylor, Department of Basic Education, South Africa; Volker Schöer, African Micro-Economic Research Unit, South Africa; Thabo Mabogoane, Department of Planning, South Africa

    In many developing countries, children are far behind the grade-specific curriculum. This article reports on an impact evaluation of one promising initiative, the Reading Catch-Up Programme, which ... More

    pp. 36-47

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  5. The problem of secondary education completion: The case study of Cape Verde, a small island developing state

    Emily Irene Longenecker, Riverbend High School, United States; Anthony Justin Barnum, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, United States

    Like many small island developing states, Cape Verde faces a challenge with secondary school completion. The lack of global development goals for secondary education results in the lack of... More

    pp. 48-57

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  6. US Land-Grant Universities in India: Assessing the consequences of agricultural partnership, 1952–1972

    Simi Mehta & Rattan Lal, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, United States; David Hansen, International Programs in Agriculture, United States

    India has been an agrarian economy since ancient times and the science and art of agriculture, animal husbandry, soil management and irrigation have richly evolved through the course of its history... More

    pp. 58-70

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  7. Between equality and freedom of choice: Educational opportunities for the least advantaged

    Nicolás Brando

    This paper re-examines the philosophical debate between egalitarians and libertarians regarding school choice. Section 2 looks at the egalitarian approach defended by Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift... More

    pp. 71-79

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  8. Teacher agency in challenging contexts as a consequence of social support and resource management

    Liesel Ebersöhn & Tilda Loots

    Teachers in post-colonial settings are required to function within the constraints of structural disparities. Teacher agency is explained as an outcome of collectivist coping, using instrumental... More

    pp. 80-91

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  9. Czech elementary school teachers’ implicit expectations from migrant children

    Kateřina Machovcová

    The article explores the implicit expectations of teachers regarding the paths of integration of migrant children from various cultural backgrounds. Drawing on qualitative interviews with teachers ... More

    pp. 92-100

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  10. The ERASMUS experience and its capacitating potential: Analysis of adaptive capabilities

    María-Jesús Martínez-Usarralde, Departamento de Educación Comparada e Historia de la Educación, Spain; Juan Murillo Pausá, Servicio Psicopedagógico Escolar V-06 (Consellería d'Educació de la Generalitat Valenciana), Spain; Rafaela García-López, Departamento de Teoría de la Educación, Spain

    This analysis takes as its focus the Erasmus experience and seeks to obtain information about how it contributes to human development in accordance with the capabilities approach of Amartya Sen and... More

    pp. 101-109

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  11. Monitoring inclusive education in Chile: Differences between urban and rural areas

    Mauro Tamayo, Jame Rebolledo & Alvaro Besoaín-Saldaña

    Rural education systems have higher barriers to inclusion than their urban counterparts. An observational, analytic cross-sectional study was performed. A self-report survey was collected from... More

    pp. 110-116

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  12. School choice and parental preferences in a poor area of Monrovia

    David Longfield & James Tooley

    This household survey was conducted in a slum of Monrovia, Liberia. It found 72% of children aged 6–14 were in private school, 9.1% in government school and 18.8% out of school. Half of children... More

    pp. 117-127

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  13. A cross-country empirical test of cognitive abilities and innovation nexus

    Sardor Azam, Institute of Forecasting and Macroeconomic Research, Uzbekistan

    In this study we analyze the relationship between national cognitive abilities and innovational output using data from 124 countries of the world. By employing cross-country IQ scores traditionally... More

    pp. 128-136

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  14. On the road to universal early childhood education in China: A financial perspective

    Yisu Zhou, Faculty of Education, China; Hui Li, Division of Learning, China; Bi Ying Hu, Faculty of Education, China; Ling Li, Center for Education PolicyCenter for Education Policy, China

    In 2010, China embarked on an ambitious goal to expand early childhood education (ECE) nationwide. An integral part of this plan was to substantially expand public institutions, particularly in... More

    pp. 137-144

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  15. An exploratory study of teachers’ perceptions of prosocial behaviors in preschool children

    Tamader Al-Thani & Yassir Semmar

    The purpose of this study was to assess the occurrences of prosocial behaviors in preschool children according to the perceptions of their teachers, examine if variations of prosocial behaviors... More

    pp. 145-150

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  16. Politicized pedagogy in Morocco: A comparative case of teachers of English and Arabic

    Gareth Smail

    This article examines how Moroccan language teachers perceive good teaching practice. References to learner-centeredness factor prominently in these perceptions, paralleling the policy discourse of... More

    pp. 151-162

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  17. School fee abolition and changes in education indicators

    Ray Langsten

    Fee abolition is said to play a vital role in achieving Universal Primary Education, and in reducing education differentials by gender and wealth. I use DHS data to examine changes in the Net... More

    pp. 163-175

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