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International Journal of Educational Development

Volume 17, Number 4

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Teachers' biographies and educational development: a Kenyan case study

    Audrey Osler

    Over the last decade there has been a growing interest among academics in the lives and work of teachers in industrialised countries. Many of these studies have sought to understand how teachers... More

    pp. 361-371

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  2. Vocational education and development: key issues, with special reference to the Arab world

    Abdul Ghafour Al Heeti & Colin Brock

    Despite the considerable capacity of most Arab governments to invest in education for development, relatively little has been achieved in the vocational and technical sector. Yet, as is well known,... More

    pp. 373-389

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  3. The contradictions of scientific management as a mode of controlling teachers' work in black secondary schools: South Africa

    Shirley M. Sebakwane

    Using teaching as a labour process, this paper shows how teachers' work is controlled by the state. By using data collected from the Lebowa bantustan in South Africa, the analysis focuses on... More

    pp. 391-404

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  4. Reconstructing teacher education for disadvantaged communities

    Maria Teresa Tatto

    Can teacher education be reconstructed to help teachers acquire the knowledge and skills they need to teach disadvantaged populations as proposed by new theories of learning? What shape should this... More

    pp. 405-415

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  5. Nominalisation in the classroom: issues of power and identity

    Janet Hilsdon

    This paper discusses how teachers' use of the students' names in class can both empower students' linguistic performance and control behaviour. In a sociolinguistic analysis of data from English... More

    pp. 417-425

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  6. The importance of school quality as a determinant of earnings in a developing country: evidence from Honduras

    Arjun S. Bedi

    Educational expansion is a prominent feature of the economic development strategies of many developing countries. While the potential benefits of greater schooling attainment for subsequent labor... More

    pp. 427-437

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  7. Educational reform and the transition from authoritarian to democratic governments: the cases of Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, and Spain

    E.Mark Hanson

    The transition from an authoritarian to a democratic form of government marks a turning point of historic proportions in the annals of any nation. This paper asks the question, during the first... More

    pp. 439-448

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  8. The quality of education in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

    Stephen P. Heyneman

    The quality of education is an issue in every region undergoing economic change, hence it is a universal issue. Where the quality of education is already low, the need to raise it is more urgent.... More

    pp. 449-466

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  9. Literacy for migrants: an ethnography of literacy acquisition by Gujarati nomads

    Caroline Dyer & Archana Choksi

    pp. 467-469

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