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International Journal of Educational Development

Volume 27, Number 2

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Educational reform in Turkey

    Necmi Aksit

    There are a number of reform initiatives underway in Turkey but some of these, which are concerned with curricular and structural changes, have encountered serious difficulties. This paper begins... More

    pp. 129-137

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  2. Curriculum reform in Turkish teacher education: Attitudes of teacher educators towards change in an EU candidate nation

    Gary M. Grossman, Pinar E. Onkol & Margaret Sands

    Educational development is one way through which Turkey enhances progress towards its social goals and prepares itself for European Union membership. A major effort to upgrade the Turkish... More

    pp. 138-150

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  3. RETRACTED: Decentralisation and the exploration of the impact of local content curriculum reforms in Ghana

    George M. Osei

    This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief. Please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal ( This article... More

    pp. 151-165

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  4. In pursuit of teacher quality in diversity: A study of the selection mechanisms of new secondary teacher education programmes in Taiwan

    Hsiou-Huai Wang & Bih-Jen Fwu

    As the definition of teacher quality changes with time, the selection mechanism of students into teacher education programmes may also change accordingly. In Taiwan, before the 1994 teacher... More

    pp. 166-181

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  5. The “A” factor: Coming to terms with the question of legacy in South African education

    Crain Soudien

    This paper attempts to offer an alternative framework for assessing education delivery in South Africa. Its purpose is to develop an analytic approach for understanding education delivery in South ... More

    pp. 182-193

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  6. A study of the partnership between schools and universities to improve science and mathematics education in Indonesia

    Eisuke Saito, Harun Imansyah, Isamu Kubok & Siumar Hendayana

    This paper examines what kinds of impacts a school–university partnership has on schoolteachers and university faculty members, and what types of challenges and tasks exist. The results show the... More

    pp. 194-204

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  7. Private schooling for low-income families: A census and comparative survey in East Delhi, India

    James Tooley & Pauline Dixon

    A census and survey of schools in the slums of East Delhi, India, explored the nature and extent of private education serving low-income families, and compared inputs to public and private... More

    pp. 205-219

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  8. To vocationalise or not to vocationalise? Perspectives on current trends and issues in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Africa

    Moses O. Oketch

    In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in the dichotomy of vocational education versus general education. This is more so as political pronouncements in many countries across the globe ... More

    pp. 220-234

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  9. Why university students choose an international education: A case study in Malaysia

    David Pyvis & Anne Chapman

    Why has Australian offshore higher education become the educational investment of choice for many students? What benefits do students anticipate from this education? What is the relationship... More

    pp. 235-246

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