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International Journal of Educational Development

Volume 23, Number 4

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Variations in rates of primary school access and enrolments in sub-Saharan Africa: a pooled cross-country time series analysis

    G.B Mutangadura & V.L Lamb

    African nations lag behind in school enrolment rates. This article examines the national characteristics that explain variation in indicators of entry into first grade and primary school enrolment ... More

    pp. 369-380

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  2. The political economy of access and equitable allocation of resources to higher education

    Isaac M. Ntshoe

    Accelerated expansion of and increased access to higher education (HE) have been widely supported as a response to the social, political and economic imperatives in many countries. Increased access... More

    pp. 381-398

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  3. Selecting students for a South African mathematics and science foundation programme: the effectiveness and fairness of school-leaving examinations and aptitude tests

    Henk van der Flier, Gerard D. Thijs & Hermien Zaaiman

    The identification of students with the potential to succeed in mathematics- and science-based study despite previous educational disadvantage is a critical issue currently facing many South... More

    pp. 399-409

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  4. Human capital development in Shanghai: lessons and prospects

    J. Xiao & L.N.K. Lo

    This article reviews key findings of five sets of analyses, produced from a recent study of human capital development in Shanghai, China by the two authors. We were interested in the human capital ... More

    pp. 411-427

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  5. Teacher education variables as correlates of primary science ratings in thirteen TIMSS systems

    B. Vlaardingerbroek & T.G. Neil Taylor

    This paper presents a comparative overview of teacher education variables associated with primary science in 13 TIMSS educational systems. While using TIMSS mean cohort performances at the Year 4... More

    pp. 429-438

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  6. Women and literacy in rural Mali: a study of the socio-economic impact of participating in literacy programs in four villages

    L. Puchner

    This article describes a study assessing the socio-economic impact of participation in literacy programs on women in rural Mali. The study found that lives of literate women in the communities... More

    pp. 439-458

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  7. The development of education in post-conflict ‘Somaliland’

    S.A Bekalo, M Brophy & A.G Welford

    In the light of fresh international initiatives to achieve Universal Basic Education and gender equality in education by 2015, this paper examines factors affecting its realisation in the context... More

    pp. 459-475

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