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International Journal of Educational Development

September 2008 Volume 28, Number 5

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Capturing the différance: Primary school teacher identity in Tanzania

    Angeline M. Barrett

    Research into teacher identity can generate insights into how teachers contribute and respond to change. Researchers face the challenge of representing findings that are useful at the policy level ... More

    pp. 496-507

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  2. Primary education, teachers’ professionalism and social class about motivation and demotivation of government school teachers in India

    Jos Mooij

    Since the early 1990s, significant progress has been made with regard to education in India. This positive development stands, however, in sharp contrast with the way in which government teachers... More

    pp. 508-523

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  3. Using teacher stories to reveal quality educational practice: An Eastern Cape experience

    Kathryn Paige, Mike Chartres & Alan Kenyon

    The University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project set out to improve qualifications of primary teachers in rural and township schools in the Eastern Cape of the Republic of South Africa. At... More

    pp. 524-533

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  4. Working as partners for classroom reform

    Razia Fakir Mohammad & Brian Harlech-Jones

    This paper discusses a partnership involving teachers and a teacher educator working together to develop teaching and learning practices in Pakistan. The partnership was established in response to ... More

    pp. 534-545

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  5. Do monitoring and evaluation tools, designed to measure the improvement in the quality of primary education, constrain or enhance educational development?

    Jane Courtney

    A learner-centred view of education argues that the learner's needs must be understood and the learner must be engaged within the learning process. Governments advocate ‘learner-centred’ approaches... More

    pp. 546-559

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  6. Two views of education: Promoting civic and moral values in Cambodia schools

    Charlene Tan

    This paper discusses the Cambodian government's attempt to promote civic and moral values in Cambodia schools through the subject “Civics and Morals”. The paper argues that the tensions and... More

    pp. 560-570

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  7. Challenging common sense: Cases of school reform for learning community under an international cooperation project in Bac Giang Province, Vietnam

    Eisuke Saito & Atsushi Tsukui

    This paper aims to discuss the challenges in the process of building a learning community in Vietnamese primary schools. Five lessons emerge from the cases. First, changing teachers’ beliefs is... More

    pp. 571-584

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  8. Fashioning curriculum reform as identity politics—Taiwan's dilemma of curriculum reform in new millennium

    Chin-Ju Mao

    This paper explores indigenization and globalization, the double issue of curriculum and identity as a dialectical contradiction that characterizes the ambivalence of “Taiwanese identity.” ... More

    pp. 585-595

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  9. The application of a CAL strategy in science and mathematics for disadvantaged Grade 12 learners in South Africa

    M.S. Hartley, D.F. Treagust & M.B. Ogunniyi

    This study addressed one aspect of a national strategic recommendation in South Africa by examining the effectiveness of computer-based outreach programmes in terms of how the programmes were... More

    pp. 596-611

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  10. Free but inaccessible primary education: A critique of the pedagogy of English and Mathematics in Lesotho

    Francina Moloi, Nomusic Morobe & James Urwick

    The Free Primary Education programme in Lesotho has enabled nearly all children to attend primary school, but the prevailing pedagogy denies or restricts the opportunities of these children for... More

    pp. 612-621

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