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International Journal of Educational Development

Volume 32, Number 1

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Number of articles: 23

  1. Changing conceptions of development assistance to education in the international discourse on post-Soviet countries

    Tuomas Takala & Nelli Piattoeva

    The fall of the socialist system, and of the Soviet Union as a political entity, created a situation where external assistance to the transformation of the ex-Soviet countries into market economies... More

    pp. 3-10

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  2. Turkey's educational policies in Central Asia and Caucasia: Perceptions of policy makers and experts

    Pınar Akçalı & Cennet Engin-Demir

    The purpose of this study is to analyze the educational policies of Turkey in Central Asia and Caucasia in the post-Soviet era in terms of their successes and failures as perceived by some of the... More

    pp. 11-21

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  3. The changing role of international cooperation in developing countries (as they develop): A case study of skills development policies in Peru

    Miguel Jaramillo

    A focus on the changes in the relationship between international cooperation and local actors in the skills development field in Peru as the country strengthened its financial position in the last ... More

    pp. 22-30

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  4. Goodbye conflict, hello development? Curriculum reform in Timor-Leste

    Ritesh Shah

    Motivations to reform curriculum in post-conflict, or post-colonial states are often driven by the need to (re) construct a cohesive and publicly legitimated national identity that is starkly... More

    pp. 31-38

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  5. Agents’ social imagination: The ‘invisible’ hand of neoliberalism in Taiwan's curriculum reform

    Teng Huang

    Neoliberalism has become the most dominant ideology in current world and educational researchers thus may need to disclose the ways in which neoliberalism affects education and curriculum and... More

    pp. 39-45

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  6. Does cram schooling matter? Who goes to cram schools? Evidence from Taiwan

    Jeng Liu

    Attendance at cram schools is an experience that the majority of Taiwanese have while growing up. However, the incidence and impact of cram schooling are still understudied and have yet received... More

    pp. 46-52

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  7. Democratization of secondary education in Malaysia: Emerging problems and challenges of educational reform

    Tan Yao Sua

    The democratization of education in Malaysia has come a long way since the early 1960s. In the early 1990s, the government decided to democratize secondary education in order to widen formal access... More

    pp. 53-64

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  8. The cost and financing of the right to education in India: Can we fill the financing gap?

    Santosh Mehrotra

    India's Parliament passed the Right to Education Act in 2009, which entitles all children 6–14 years old to at least eight years of schooling. This paper examines the cost of achieving this right... More

    pp. 65-71

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  9. From “time pass” to transformative force: School-based human rights education in Tamil Nadu, India

    Monisha Bajaj

    This article presents data collected at the level of practice to highlight one non-governmental organization's approach to human rights education and how household-, school-, and community-level... More

    pp. 72-80

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  10. Educational challenges and diminishing family safety net faced by high-school girls in a slum residence, Nairobi, Kenya

    Benta A. Abuya, Elijah O. Onsomu & Dakysha Moore

    In 2010, there was a slight decrease in the number of out-of school adolescents from 75 million in 2009 () to 71 million in 2010, of which 55% are girls (). In Kenya, only 17% of girls have... More

    pp. 81-91

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  11. Gender gap in maths test scores in South Korea and Hong Kong: Role of family background and single-sex schooling

    Doo Hwan Kim & Helen Law

    In many industrialised societies, women remain underrepresented in the sciences, which can be predicted by the gender gap in math achievement at school. Using PISA 2006 data, we explore the role of... More

    pp. 92-103

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  12. Evaluation of a mathematics program for preprimary children in rural Bangladesh

    Aftab Opel, Syeda Sazia Zaman, Ferdousi Khanom & Frances E. Aboud

    A randomized evaluation of a 9-month comprehensive math program for preprimary Bangladeshi school children addressed skills such as numbers, measurement, shapes, patterns, and space. Nine schools... More

    pp. 104-110

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  13. ‘I have won a world championship and now I can retire’: Exploring normal technical students’ ways of unpacking academic expectations in Singapore

    Pauline S.K. Ho

    The aim of this study is to explore the ways in which lower tracked, normal technical students unpack academic requirements and expectations to achieve academic success. Set in Singapore, the study... More

    pp. 111-119

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  14. Instructional management of a private and a government secondary school principal in Northern Pakistan

    Asif Khan

    This study investigated the instructional management of a private and a government secondary school principal in the Gigit-Baltistan region of Northern Pakistan. The study used the following lenses... More

    pp. 120-131

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  15. Bringing the schools back in: the stratification of educational achievement in the Chilean voucher system

    Alejandra Mizala & Florencia Torche

    This paper analyzes the socioeconomic stratification of achievement in the Chilean voucher system using a census of 4th and 8th graders, a multilevel methodology, and accounting for unobserved... More

    pp. 132-144

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  16. The effectiveness and distribution of male primary teachers: Evidence from two Mexican states

    Thomas F. Luschei

    Although the results of quantitative studies often indicate that students of male teachers perform worse on achievement tests than those of female teachers, it is not clear that men are less... More

    pp. 145-154

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  17. The management of diversity in schools — A balancing act

    Herman J. van Vuuren, Philip C. van der Westhuizen & J.L. van der Walt

    The authors contend that diversity and its counter-pole universality as such cannot be managed in the normal sense of the word. What can be managed though is the balance between these two poles.... More

    pp. 155-162

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  18. Who goes to school? School enrollment patterns in Somalia

    Peter Moyi

    Somalia gained its independence in 1960; however, civil conflict broke out in 1991. The outbreak of civil conflict was the final blow for already collapsed education in Somalia. The civil conflict ... More

    pp. 163-171

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  19. Scholarisation, apprenticeship and social differentiation. Analysis of the non-industrial craft sector in Morocco

    Etienne Gerard

    The article approaches the question of the schooling processes in the particular environment of the Moroccan craftsmen of Fez. It shows that the weak schooling of the children is bound to the... More

    pp. 172-178

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  20. Cultivating engineers’ humanity: Fostering cosmopolitanism in a Technical University

    Alejandra Boni, Penny MacDonald & Jordi Peris

    This paper aims to explore the potential of a curriculum designed to develop Nussbaum's cosmopolitan abilities through two elective subjects offered to future engineers in a Spanish Technical... More

    pp. 179-186

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