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International Journal of Educational Development

Volume 29, Number 4

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Madrasas and Pakistan's education agenda: Western media misrepresentation and policy recommendations

    Kevin R. McClure

    Evidence suggests that there is a link between certain madrasas in Pakistan and militant Islamic fundamentalism. However, this link has been inflated by Western media in an attempt to indict... More

    pp. 334-341

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  2. Challenging the myths about madaris in Pakistan: A national household survey of enrolment and reasons for choosing religious schools

    Anne Cockcroft, Neil Andersson, Deborah Milne, Khalid Omer, Noor Ansari, Amir Khan & Ubaid Ullah Chaudhry

    There is speculation about madaris in Pakistan as sources of terrorists and about levels and reasons for enrolment, but a dearth of empirical data. We studied madarsah enrolment among 53,960... More

    pp. 342-349

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  3. The equity impact of public finance of private education provision in Côte d’Ivoire

    Chris Sakellariou & Harry Anthony Patrinos

    The equity effects of public subsidization of private schools in Côte d’Ivoire are analyzed. The subsidy per student in private (and public) schools increases as one goes to higher household per... More

    pp. 350-356

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  4. Financing universal primary education: An analysis of official development assistance in fragile states

    Victoria Turrent & Moses Oketch

    At existing rates of progress, fragile states represent those countries most at-risk of failing to achieve universal primary education. It is estimated that around a third of the world's out of... More

    pp. 357-365

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  5. Between local community and central state: Financing basic education in China

    Litao Zhao

    From the early 1980s, China underwent perhaps the world’s largest and most comprehensive experiment of decentralization in education. There has been a shift from decentralization to some degree of ... More

    pp. 366-373

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  6. Higher Education and the starting wages of graduates in China

    Li FengLiang, Ding Xiaohao & W. John Morgan

    In order to test two competitive theories, human capital theory and screening hypothesis, this article investigates the effects of minor, class rank and matched job on the starting wages of... More

    pp. 374-381

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  7. Fostering citizenship in China's move from elite to mass higher education: An analysis of students’ political socialization and civic participation

    Jun Li

    This study examines the patterns and interplay of college students’ political orientations and socialization toward citizenship and civil society in the Chinese sociopolitical context, alongside... More

    pp. 382-398

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  8. Higher education expansion and low-income students in Taiwan

    Chih-Chun Wu

    In this paper, we report on a study of 1510 undergraduates from five national universities in Taiwan, and we show that compared to “non-prestigious” universities, a larger proportion of students at... More

    pp. 399-405

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  9. To be or not to be an academic: South African graduate students’ vocational choices

    Laura Portnoi

    In the post-apartheid era, South African universities are striving to attract and retain diverse faculty, as mandated by the 1998 Employment Equity Act (EEA). While the focus on faculty is critical... More

    pp. 406-414

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  10. A multi-level analysis of the teacher education internship in terms of its collaborative dimension in Northern Cyprus

    Sıtkıye Kuter & Sabri Koç

    Partnership is a two-way enterprise which becomes meaningful when the partners at different levels are fully engaged in mutual cooperation, aiming at promoting both trainees’ and educators’... More

    pp. 415-425

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  11. Assessing pre-service teachers’ environmental literacy in Turkey as a mean to develop teacher education programs

    Gaye Tuncer, Ceren Tekkaya, Semra Sungur, Jale Cakiroglu, Hamide Ertepinar & Michael Kaplowitz

    The study investigates environmental literacy of pre-service teachers at one of the largest public universities in Turkey. The research evaluates the relationship of pre-service teachers’... More

    pp. 426-436

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  12. Becoming a teacher: Transitions from training to the classroom in the NWFP, Pakistan

    Jo Westbrook, Nazneen Shah, Naureen Durrani, Clare Tikly, Wazim Khan & Máiréad Dunne

    This paper addresses issues related to the effectiveness of teacher education in Pakistan in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), through a small scale collaborative research study in two state... More

    pp. 437-444

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