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International Journal of Educational Development

January 2014 Volume 34, Number 1

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Developing literate environments: Fleshing out the demand side of Education For All

    Peter B. Easton

    This article explores the concept of a literate environment as a framework for better recognizing and more fully specifying the demand side of Education For All – that is, the factors that... More

    pp. 3-10

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  2. Educational inequality in rural and urban India

    Tushar Agrawal

    This paper presents estimates of educational inequality for the major Indian states. We compute the education Gini index separately for the rural and urban sectors and examine the changes in... More

    pp. 11-19

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  3. The promise and challenges of using mobile phones for adult literacy training: Data from one Indian state

    Amita Chudgar

    Worldwide, 800 million adults are illiterate; a vast majority of them reside in India. A problem on this scale requires solutions that are scalable and cost-effective. Due to their fast growth,... More

    pp. 20-29

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  4. Factors determining educational quality: Student mathematics achievement in Nepal

    Krishna Prasad Pangeni

    This study employed the multiple regression analysis to examine the effects of family characteristics, student characteristics, parental involvement, and school characteristics with regard to... More

    pp. 30-41

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  5. Post-conflict identity crisis in Nepal: Implications for educational reforms

    Tejendra Pherali & Dean Garratt

    This paper is concerned with exploring tensions of national identity, as played out in the evolving context of post-accord transitional politics in Nepal. Drawing on a qualitative study of... More

    pp. 42-50

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  6. Evidence that class size matters in 4th grade mathematics: An analysis of TIMSS 2007 data for Colombia

    Theodore R. Breton

    Like students in most developing countries, Colombian students in 4th grade performed poorly in the TIMSS 2007 test of mathematics skills, achieving an average score of 355 relative to an... More

    pp. 51-57

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  7. Impact of child labor on academic performance: Evidence from the program “Edúcame Primero Colombia”

    Daniel Holgado, Isidro Maya-Jariego, Ignacio Ramos, Jorge Palacio, Óscar Oviedo-Trespalacios, Vanessa Romero-Mendoza & José Amar

    In this study, the effects of different variables of child labor on academic performance are investigated. To this end, 3302 children participating in the child labor eradication program “Edúcame... More

    pp. 58-66

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  8. School as a site of student social capital: An exploratory study from Brazil

    Tamo Chattopadhay

    The overarching research problem guiding this study is how low-income students develop and experience access to social networks and relational resources within the context of urban education in... More

    pp. 67-76

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  9. Emerging perceptions of teacher quality and teacher development in China

    Wen J. Peng, Elizabeth McNess & Sally Thomas, University of Bristol, United Kingdom; Xiang Rong Wu, Chong Zhang, Jian Zhong Li & Hui Sheng Tian, China National Institute for Educational Sciences, China

    This paper focuses on the work of senior high school teachers in three illustrative local authority regions of mainland China. It discusses interview and focus group data collected as part of ESRC/... More

    pp. 77-89

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  10. Poverty, food insecurity and nutritional deprivation in rural China: Implications for children's literacy achievement

    Emily Hannum, Jihong Liu & Edward A. Frongillo

    Globally, food insecurity is a significant contextual aspect of childhood. About 850 million people were undernourished worldwide during the period 2006–2008, including 129.6 million people, or 10 ... More

    pp. 90-97

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  11. Home environment and educational transitions on the path to college in rural northwest China

    Tanja Sargent, Rutgers University, United States; Peggy Kong & Yuping Zhang, Lehigh University, United States

    In China, the National College Entrance Examination (gaokao) is an important gateway to future life outcomes. In this paper, we analyze longitudinal survey data from two waves (2004 and 2009) of... More

    pp. 98-109

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