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International Journal of Educational Development

September 2006 Volume 26, Number 5

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Educating citizens for participatory democracy: A case study of local government education policy in Pelotas, Brazil

    Tristan McCowan

    A case study was undertaken of Pelotas, a large town in southern Brazil, where a recent government of the Workers’ Party (PT) implemented a range of social policy reforms. The study draws on... More

    pp. 456-470

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  2. School enrollment among urban non-slum, slum and rural children in Kenya: Is the urban advantage eroding?

    Frederick Mugisha

    For long now, the urban child has been considered to be more likely than his/her rural counterpart in being able to realize the dream of fully participating in school. This observation has mainly... More

    pp. 471-482

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  3. International influences on the evolution of skills development in South Africa

    Simon McGrath & Azeem Badroodien

    This paper adds to debates about international influences on education policies in developing countries by shifting focus onto the particular experiences of South Africa. This provides a valuable... More

    pp. 483-494

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  4. Building bridges for resource acquisition: Network relationships among headteachers in Ugandan private secondary schools

    Julie M. Hite, Steven J. Hite, W. James Jacob, W. Joshua Rew, Christopher B. Mugimu & Yusuf K. Nsubuga

    Schools in developing contexts, such as Sub-Saharan Africa, are often resource poor and seek to access resources from their external environments in order to improve school performance. Critical... More

    pp. 495-512

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  5. Decentralising education in Indonesia

    Stein Kristiansen & Pratikno

    The paper aims to assess the impacts of a dramatic decentralisation reform in Indonesia on access to and quality of primary and secondary education. The research draws on qualitative and... More

    pp. 513-531

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  6. Restructuring UNESCO's statistical services—The “sad story” of UNESCO's education statistics: 4 years later

    Roser Cussó

    Criticism directed at the quality of UNESCO's education statistics led to the recent restructuring of the Organization's statistical services. This criticism, primarily supported by the World Bank ... More

    pp. 532-544

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  7. Effects of family background characteristics on educational participation in Turkey

    Jeroen Smits & Ayşe Gündüz Hoşgör

    We study family background effects on participation in primary and secondary education of children in Turkey using large representative data sets. Educational participation, especially of girls, is... More

    pp. 545-560

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