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International Journal of Educational Development

Volume 27, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Beyond the basics: Educating and training out of poverty

    Kenneth King, Simon McGrath & Pauline Rose

    pp. 349-357

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  2. Balancing basic and post-basic education in Kenya: National versus international policy agendas

    Kenneth King

    The article traces the policy history of Kenya over more than 40 years (1963–2006) in order to tease out the tensions between the key themes of its own national agenda and the priorities of its... More

    pp. 358-370

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  3. Are the MDGs enough? Donor perspectives and recipient visions of education and poverty reduction in Rwanda

    Rachel Hayman

    Achieving the millennium development goals (MDGs) forms the central focus of many donor agencies’ policies, resulting in a renewed focus on basic education. This paper explores the different... More

    pp. 371-382

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  4. Education and poverty reduction in Tanzania

    Ruth Wedgwood

    This paper reviews research on the returns to education in Tanzania, both financial and non-financial, and considers whether these returns translate into poverty reduction. It looks at reasons why ... More

    pp. 383-396

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  5. Skills for work?: From skills development to decent livelihoods in Ghana's rural informal economy

    Robert Palmer

    In developing countries, skills development has been neglected. Skills development does not appear in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) or in many poverty reduction strategies and has been... More

    pp. 397-420

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  6. Education and skills for development in South Africa: Reflections on the accelerated and shared growth initiative for South Africa

    S. McGrath & Salim Akoojee

    In July 2005, President Mbeki announced the launch of the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (AsgiSA), a new development strategy designed to help the South African state... More

    pp. 421-434

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  7. Post-elementary education, poverty and development in India

    Jandhyala B.G. Tilak

    There is a general presumption among many policy makers that secondary and higher education is not necessary for economic growth and development. On the other hand, it is literacy and primary... More

    pp. 435-445

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  8. Educating and training out of poverty? Adult provision and the informal sector in fishing communities, South Africa

    Carolyn Petersen

    This paper looks at access to adult education and vocational education and training (VET) provision in fishing communities in the Western Cape, South Africa. Fishing communities are being... More

    pp. 446-457

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  9. Parental or policy maker misunderstandings? Contextual dilemmas of pre-schooling for poverty reduction in Malawi

    Foster Kholowa & Pauline Rose

    With the move towards achieving universal primary education, focus is increasingly shifting towards early childhood development. Within this, debates are apparent between those who view education... More

    pp. 458-472

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