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International Journal of Educational Development

January 2003 Volume 23, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Equality of opportunity in Italian university education: is there any role for social welfare spending?

    G Di Pietro

    This paper studies the relationship between net social welfare spending and university enrolment rates among low-income students over the 1983–1996 period in Italy. Students enrolled at... More

    pp. 5-15

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  2. Development and evaluation of an adult literacy program in Turkey

    A.Y Durgunoğlu, B Öney & H Kuşcul

    In this paper, we discuss the Functional Adult Literacy Program (FALP) that we have developed in Turkey. FALP, which is taught by volunteer instructors, focuses on individuals who have had very... More

    pp. 17-36

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  3. Trends in income disparity and equality enhancing (?) education policies in the development stages of Singapore

    P Mukhopadhaya

    This paper examines the trends in income diversity in Singapore at the total and disaggregated level using Labour Force Survey data. The income inequality in Singapore is found to be significantly ... More

    pp. 37-56

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  4. Experimenting in distance education: the African Virtual University (AVU) and the paradox of the World Bank in Kenya

    M.N. Amutabi & M.O. Oketch

    This article seeks to accomplish three objectives. The first is to interrogate the efficacy of the African Virtual University (AVU), which is a satellite and information technology (IT)-based... More

    pp. 57-73

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  5. Improvisation as a strategy for providing science teaching resources: an experience from Kenya

    M. Ndirangu, N.J. Kathuri & C. Mungai

    In Kenya, performance in science subjects has often been dismal. This poor performance is partly blamed on the increasing school enrolment, without a corresponding increase in teaching resources.... More

    pp. 75-84

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  6. Can research inform education policy in developing countries? A South African experience

    Jonathan D. Jansen

    pp. 85-95

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  7. Entrenching the English language in a British Colony: curriculum policy and practice in Trinidad and Tobago

    Norrel A London

    This paper recognizes that the teaching of English was an objective in British colonial expansion, and investigates some approaches used in schools to accomplish this end at a time when learners... More

    pp. 97-112

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