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International Journal of Educational Development

Volume 31, Number 3

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Number of articles: 15

  1. An analysis of associations between residential and school mobility and educational outcomes in South African urban children: The Birth to Twenty cohort

    Carren Ginsburg, Linda M. Richter, Brahm Fleisch & Shane A. Norris

    Using data from Birth to Twenty, a cohort of South African urban children, the current paper investigates the relationships between residential and school mobility and a set of educational outcomes... More

    pp. 213-222

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  2. Explaining learning gaps in Namibia: The role of language proficiency

    Christelle Garrouste

    In a multilingual context, this study investigates the role on mathematics achievement of the provision of instruction in the home language. It compares characteristics of 5048 Grade 6 learners in ... More

    pp. 223-233

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  3. “Free Primary Education” in Lesotho and the disadvantages of the highlands

    James Urwick

    This article explores the effects of national policies associated with “Education for All” on a disadvantaged region, the highlands of Lesotho. Since 2000 a programme of “Free Primary Education”... More

    pp. 234-243

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  4. Reconsidering the evidence base, considering the rural: Aiming for a better understanding of the education and training needs of Sub-Saharan African teachers

    Alison Buckler

    Providing basic education for all children by 2015 is one of the world's major educational objectives and teachers are crucial to achieving this. This article argues that not enough attention has... More

    pp. 244-250

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  5. A large-scale donor attempt to improve educational status of the poor and household income distribution: The experience of PEDC in Vietnam

    Roy A. Carr-Hill

    In 2003, donors combined together in Vietnam to support the provision of quality primary schooling for 226 disadvantaged districts (about a third of the country). US$160 million was invested in... More

    pp. 251-261

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  6. Singapore's response to the global war for talent: Politics and education

    Pak Tee Ng

    This paper describes and analyses how Singapore engages in the global war for talent. The paper discusses how Singapore demonstrates a Foucauldian perspective of ‘governmentality’ in trying to... More

    pp. 262-268

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  7. Respect and responsibility: Teaching citizenship in South African high schools

    Daniel Hammett & Lynn A. Staeheli

    Respect is a core concept in citizenship debates. South African high school educators often draw upon respect as a key value within citizenship education. Their teaching of this value is often... More

    pp. 269-276

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  8. Social exclusion and inequality in higher education in China: A capability perspective

    Li Wang

    Following calls for further research in education inequality beyond input and output measures, especially with a qualitative approach, and building on the implications of capability deprivation on ... More

    pp. 277-286

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  9. Do training institutions learn from experience?

    Claudio de Moura Castro

    This essay is concerned with organisational learning and, in particular, policy learning. Sometimes, organisations learn; sometimes they do not. Sometimes they use their acquired knowledge, but... More

    pp. 287-296

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  10. The problem of open cheating and invigilator compliance in the Lebanese Brevet and Baccalauréat examinations

    Barend Vlaardingerbroek, Saadeddine S. Shehab & Sahar K. Alameh

    This paper describes a study on examination room cheating during Lebanese Brevet and Baccalauréat examinations with a focus on ‘open cheating’ – malpractices which are aided and abetted by... More

    pp. 297-302

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  11. High graduate unemployment rate and Taiwanese undergraduate education

    Chih-Chun Wu

    An expansion in higher education in combination with the recent global economic recession has resulted in a high college graduate unemployment rate in Taiwan. This study investigates how the high... More

    pp. 303-310

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  12. The future of UNESCO: Strategies for attracting new resources

    Stephen P. Heyneman

    UNESCO suffers from two structural incompatibilities. The first is between the breadth of its stated goals and paucity of its financing. The second is between the countries who largely finance the ... More

    pp. 313-314

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  13. UNESCO Education: Political or Technical? Reflections on recent personal experience

    Nicholas Burnett

    pp. 315-318

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  14. What happened to literacy? Historical and conceptual perspectives on literacy in UNESCO

    Daniel A. Wagner

    For more than six decades, UNESCO has dedicated itself to be the international agency leader in literacy, even though other aspects of educational development have received greater attention and... More

    pp. 319-323

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  15. A commentary on “views of the future of UNESCO”

    Mary Joy Pigozzi

    pp. 324-325

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