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International Journal of Educational Development

May 2008 Volume 28, Number 3

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Higher education during the Islamic government of Iran (1979–2004)

    Shokrollah Hamdhaidari, Hossein Agahi & Abdulhamid Papzan

    This paper examines the development of higher education in Iran during a 26-year period under the Islamic government. This can be divided into three different phases: revolutionary, formative and... More

    pp. 231-245

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  2. Cast the net a little wider: Australian aid in the South Pacific

    Elizabeth Cassity

    This article examines the development of Australia's bilateral aid programme to higher education in the South Pacific, specifically at the University of the South Pacific (USP). The premise is... More

    pp. 246-258

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  3. The economic benefits of higher education in Cyprus: The expectations of prospective students

    Maria Eliophotou Menon

    The paper investigates the economic benefits and costs of higher education as these are perceived by higher education candidates and labour market entrants in Cyprus. It provides further evidence... More

    pp. 259-267

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  4. Education sector reform: The Ugandan experience

    Alan Penny, Michael Ward, Tony Read & Hazel Bines

    In 1998 the Government of Uganda (GoU) began implementing an ambitious reform programme called the Education Strategic Investment Plan (ESIP) in order to effect Universal Primary Education (UPE).... More

    pp. 268-285

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  5. Shifting selves: The emergence of new identities in South African schools

    Saloshna Vandeyar

    This is an exploratory study on the nature and extent of racial integration in South African schools in the post-apartheid period. While there is vigilant media attention to occasional, dramatic... More

    pp. 286-299

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  6. Understanding and enabling marketplace literacy in subsistence contexts: The development of a consumer and entrepreneurial literacy educational program in South India

    Madhubalan Viswanathan, S. Gajendiran & R. Venkatesan

    To function in the economic realm, two important resources that individuals need are finances and know-how. Whereas there has been considerable attention on microfinancing, we describe an... More

    pp. 300-319

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  7. Educational expansion in Ghana: Economic assumptions and expectations

    Caine Rolleston & Moses Oketch

    The neo-classical ‘human capital theory’ continues to be invoked as part of the rationale for educational expansion in the developing world. While the theory provides a route from educational... More

    pp. 320-339

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  8. Disrespecting teacher: The decline in social standing of teachers in Cape Town, South Africa

    Daniel Hammett

    This paper examines the declining levels of respect for teachers in two communities in Cape Town, South Africa. Education has been identified as a key area of reform and redress, but a critical... More

    pp. 340-347

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  9. Environmental education in Costa Rica: Building a framework for sustainable development?

    Nicole Blum

    Environmental education is commonly claimed to be at the centre of efforts to achieve sustainable development. Since the 1980s, Costa Rica has been one of the acknowledged leaders in efforts to... More

    pp. 348-358

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  10. Power relations among actors in development cooperation: Patterns, concepts and approaches in a Japanese-assisted teacher training project in Cambodia

    pp. 359-360

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