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International Journal of Educational Development

Volume 23, Number 5

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Students’ mathematics self-concept and motivation to learn mathematics: relationship and gender differences among Kenya’s secondary-school students in Nairobi and Rift Valley provinces

    Bernard Nyingi Githua & John Gowland Mwangi

    Although scientific and technological developments are mathematics-based, many students continue to perform poorly in mathematics. This study investigated how students’ mathematics self-concept ... More

    pp. 487-499

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  2. Can free primary education meet the needs of the poor?: evidence from Malawi

    Esme Kadzamira & Pauline Rose

    Following elections in 1994, the Government of Malawi embarked on an ambitious programme of free primary education (FPE), resulting in a dramatic increase in enrolment. The paper argues that the... More

    pp. 501-516

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  3. The tough choice at high school door: an investigation of the factors that lead students to general or vocational schools

    Ahmet Aypay

    The study analyzes the factors that lead elementary school students (grades 6–8) to general or vocational high schools. The effects of gender, SES, academic achievement, living in a rural/urban... More

    pp. 517-527

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  4. The provision of a health promoting environment for HIV/AIDS education: the case of Namibian senior secondary schools

    Bob Campbell & Fred Lubben

    HIV/AIDS programmes in schools ultimately intend to decrease high risk sexual behaviour. One factor facilitating this outcome is a strong health promoting environment in the school. This paper... More

    pp. 529-542

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  5. The African Renaissance, NEPAD and skills formation: An identification of key policy tensions

    Leon Tikly

    The aim of the article is to critically consider the implications of the African Renaissance project for skills formation policies and priorities with a focus on the education and training systems ... More

    pp. 543-564

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  6. Dilemmas in the delivery of development assistance

    Audrey-Marie Schuh Moore & David W. Chapman

    This paper presents a case study in which systems theory is used as a framework for analyzing the experience of international consultants in assisting the education ministry of a developing country... More

    pp. 565-572

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  7. Aid partnerships and learning: UK and Japanese projects in Ghana

    C. Takahashi

    p. 573

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