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International Journal of Educational Development

Volume 17, Number 1

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Knowledge societies and planetary cultures: The changing nature of consultancy in human development

    Rosemary Preston & Linet Arthur

    The sources for this paper include recent writing on the sociology and anthropology of knowledge and on international technical assistance. It also draws on recent work on the changing nature of... More

    pp. 3-12

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  2. Developing a culture-sensitive pedagogy: Tackling a problem of melding ‘global culture’ within existing cultural contexts

    Elwyn Thomas

    A culture sensitive pedagogy is being pioneered by the author to meet the current concerns of making schooling more relevant to the needs of learners and teachers and to promote a better overall... More

    pp. 13-26

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  3. Agricultural education at the crossroads: Present dilemmas and possible options for the future in sub-Saharan Africa

    Ian Wallace

    Agricultural Education and Training (AET) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) needs to respond to the many changes in the socio-economic and political environments within which it exists. In addition to... More

    pp. 27-39

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  4. AIDS education for youth through active learning: A school-based approach from Malawi

    Malcolm Maclachlan, Moira Chimombo & Naomi Mpemba

    Health education programmes need to address local understandings of HIV/AIDS within the broader context of sexual behaviour. We report on a locally derived and community orientated questionnaire... More

    pp. 41-50

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  5. Participatory learning and action to reduce women's workloads in east Africa

    Aloysia Masoy & Pat Pridmore

    This paper examines the multiple roles which women perform in their daily lives and considers how their heavy workloads impact on their own health and that of their children. It draws on the... More

    pp. 51-57

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  6. Teachers needs, culturally-significant teacher education and educational achievement in an African context — the case of Guinea-Bissau

    Holger Daun

    Various studies demonstrate that school and teacher characteristics play an important role in pupil success. This article presents the findings from a study in Guinea-Bissau in which it is shown... More

    pp. 59-71

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  7. Private education expenditure in a ‘free education’ country: The case of Greece

    Costas Kanellopoulos & George Psacharopoulos

    This paper uses data from the 1988 Family Expenditure Survey to estimate and analyze the private expenditure on education in Greece. Such expenditure amounts to 111,624 million drs per year or 2.1%... More

    pp. 73-81

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  8. An assessment of on-job training programmes in Kuwait

    Salahaldeen Al-Ali

    Like most of the states in the Gulf region, Kuwait suffers from an acute shortage of skilled and semi-skilled Kuwaiti manpower in almost all sectors of the economy. In 1990, the labour force was 2,... More

    pp. 83-90

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  9. Barriers to the provision of cost-effective technical education in Bangladesh

    Robert Oxtoby

    For the last 30 years, at least, technical and vocational education in developing countries has been expanding. Increasingly, however, questions are being asked about the cost-effectiveness of this... More

    pp. 91-99

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  10. Why should i learn to read? Motivations for literacy acquisition in a rural education programme

    Elisabeth Gfeller

    Motivation in recent years has come to be looked at as one of several key factors influencing learning and teaching in formal as well as in informal education. This paper looks at motivation for... More

    pp. 101-112

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  11. Unleashing the power of Africa's teachers

    Carol Coombe

    This paper sets out a range of issues — beyond those classics salary and housing — which impinge on teacher morale and performance in Africa. Taking a hard look at the conditions under which... More

    pp. 113-117

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