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International Journal of Educational Development

Volume 25, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Targeting education: The politics of performance and the prospects of ‘Education For All’

    Jonathan D. Jansen

    This article offers a critical examination of the public claims about the potential, reach and impact of “target setting in education” within the context of developing countries. The argument is... More

    pp. 368-380

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  2. Is there a ‘fast-track’ to achieving education for all?

    Pauline Rose

    The Education for All Fast Track Initiative (FTI) has evolved since the 2000 World Forum on Education for All at Dakar in recognition that, without support, some countries would not achieve the... More

    pp. 381-394

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  3. Gender equality in education: Definitions and measurements

    Ramya Subrahmanian

    International consensus on education priorities accords an important place to achieving gender justice in the educational sphere. Both the Dakar ‘Education for All’ goals and the Millennium... More

    pp. 395-407

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  4. Planning post-primary education: Taking targets to task

    Keith M. Lewin

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have shaped much educational target setting by governments and their development partners to the extent that they have focused on just two of the commitments... More

    pp. 408-422

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  5. Re-targeting schools, skills and jobs in Kenya: Quantity, quality and outcomes

    Kenneth King

    The article compares the setting of targets in three different domains in Kenya—schools, skills development, and jobs. In political terms, the first of these has proved the most immediately ‘do... More

    pp. 423-435

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  6. Promoting literacy: What is the record of Education for All?

    Clinton Robinson

    The Education for All (EFA) goals aim to increase adult literacy levels by 50% by 2015, and yet the number without access to literacy remains obstinately high at over 800 million. This paper... More

    pp. 436-444

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  7. Ownership and capacity: Do current donor approaches help or hinder the achievement of international and national targets for education?

    Harvey Smith

    Donor-initiated changes in aid delivery, to sector-wide approaches and direct budget support, have coincided with the focus on global development goals. Although intended to make funding more... More

    pp. 445-455

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  8. Listening to local voices? International targets and decentralised education planning in Nepal

    Martha Caddell

    This article draws on a case study of district educational planning in Nepal to explore how education for all priorities and targets impact on educational practice at the sub-national level. It... More

    pp. 456-469

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