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International Journal of Educational Development

January 2009 Volume 29, Number 1

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Protective environments and quality education in humanitarian contexts

    Pilar Aguilar & Gonzalo Retamal

    This paper reflects the experience of the authors working in the field of humanitarian education during the last two decades. Important changes have been witnessed since the Central American crises... More

    pp. 3-16

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  2. Factors influencing the academic achievement of the Turkish urban poor

    Cennet Engin-Demir

    This study estimates the individual and combined effects of selected family, student and school characteristics on the academic achievement of poor, urban primary-school students in the Turkish... More

    pp. 17-29

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  3. Is combining child labour and school education the right approach? Investigating the Cambodian case

    Chae-Young Kim

    The paper considers whether letting children combine work and school is a valid and effective approach in Cambodia. Policy makers’ suggestions that child labour should be allowed to some extent due... More

    pp. 30-38

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  4. Impact of school readiness program interventions on children's learning in Cambodia

    Yuko Nonoyama-Tarumi & Kurt Bredenberg

    To reduce the high repetition rates in early years of primary school, the government of Cambodia piloted a school readiness program (SRP) in the first two months of Grade 1 of primary school. This ... More

    pp. 39-45

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  5. “… but it has its price”: Cycles of alienation and exclusion among pioneering Druze women

    Naomi Weiner Levy

    The positive aspects of women from traditional societies acquiring higher education have been widely documented, while the loss and pain entailed in the process, involving transition and changing... More

    pp. 46-55

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  6. Democratising higher education in Ghana and Tanzania: Opportunity structures and social inequalities

    Louise Morley, Fiona Leach & Rosemary Lugg

    This article is based on an ESRC/DFID funded research project on Widening Participation in Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania: Developing an Equity Scorecard (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/education/... More

    pp. 56-64

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  7. Exploring literacy and growth: An analysis of three communities of readers in urban Senegal

    Mariko Shiohata

    This paper consists of two parts. The first part reviews how the arguments supporting literacy education have changed over the last five decades. Although there has been a shift in emphasis from... More

    pp. 65-72

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  8. Local-language literacy and sustainable development in Africa

    Barbara Trudell

    In discussions of Africa in the global North, the term ‘development’ is one of the most often used—though its meaning can be remarkably difficult to pin down. The sustainability of development... More

    pp. 73-79

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  9. Embedded filming for social change: Learning about HIV/AIDS and rural development professionalism

    Loes Witteveen & Rico Lie

    Rural Development Professionals (RDPs) are key actors in processes of social change for people living with HIV/AIDS in rural areas. This article reports on the filming of a series of workshops and ... More

    pp. 80-90

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  10. The relationship between environmental factors and usage behaviors at ‘Hole-in-the-wall’ computers

    Jennifer DeBoer

    This paper gathers and analyzes self-reported user behavior data for public computers installed in varied neighborhoods in India to explore the relationship between environmental factors such as... More

    pp. 91-98

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  11. Educational reform in North Cyprus—Towards the making of a nation/state?

    Sefika Mertkan-Ozunlu & Pat Thomson

    The Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) aspires to take its place in Europe and the global ‘knowledge economy’. In order to do so, it needs not only to be politically recognised as legitimate... More

    pp. 99-106

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  12. Career or marriage: Cultural contradictions and gender roles

    pp. 107-108

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  13. Education for all (EFA) and the ‘African Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AIKS)’: The case of the Chewa people of Zambia

    p. 109

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