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International Journal of Educational Development

Volume 22, Number 2

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Minban education: the planned elimination of the “people-managed” teachers in reforming China

    Chengzhi Wang

    Minban (“people-managed”) schooling was used as a very important instrument to deliver educational and political values in China in Mao's era. Originating in the Yan'an Period in the middle 1940s, ... More

    pp. 109-129

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  2. Determinants of the private costs of primary and early childhood education: findings from Plateau State, Nigeria

    James Urwick

    This study examines the variability of private expenditure on primary and pre-primary education in a developing country and its relationship with characteristics of households, schools and pupils. ... More

    pp. 131-144

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  3. Palestinian education: a national curriculum against all odds

    Agustı́n Velloso de Santisteban

    This article deals with the political transition taking place in the Israeli Occupied Territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in connection with the implementation of the first ever... More

    pp. 145-154

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  4. From uniformity to diversification: transformation of teacher education in pursuit of teacher quality in Taiwan from 1949 to 2000

    Bih-jen Fwu & Hsiou-huai Wang

    Improving teacher quality through teacher education has become a major focus of education reforms. A 1994 OECD's study shows that distinct aspects of teacher quality are emphasized in various... More

    pp. 155-167

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  5. The effect of pre-school education on academic performance in primary school: a case study of grade one pupils in Botswana

    A.A Taiwo & J.B Tyolo

    Evidence abounds in the literature of a direct link between pre-primary education and academic performance in the primary school. The salutary effect of the ‘Head start’ programme inaugurated in... More

    pp. 169-180

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  6. Do communities know best?: Testing a premise of educational decentralization: community members' perceptions of their local schools in Ghana

    David Chapman, Elizabeth Barcikowski, Michael Sowah, Emma Gyamera & George Woode

    A central premise of the argument for greater decentralization of education in the developing world is that those closest to the school, e.g., community members, have a better understanding of... More

    pp. 181-189

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  7. Enrolment at primary level: gender difference disappears in Bangladesh

    A.Mushtaque R Chowdhury, Samir R Nath & Rasheda K Choudhury

    In the recent past, there have been a number of new initiatives to improve the access to primary education in many developing countries. Such initiatives, which came from the public, private and... More

    pp. 191-203

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