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International Journal of Educational Development

Volume 31, Number 4

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Educational access and poverty reduction: The case of Ghana 1991–2006

    Caine Rolleston

    Ghana has seen notable poverty reduction alongside improvements in school participation since 1991. This paper examines the role of education in determining welfare and poverty and its reciprocal, ... More

    pp. 338-349

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  2. Low cost private schooling in India: Is it pro poor and equitable?

    Joanna Härmä

    India has seen an explosion in low-fee private (LFP) schooling aimed at the poorer strata of society, and this once-urban phenomenon has spread in the last decade to rural areas, with implications ... More

    pp. 350-356

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  3. Whether and where to enrol? Choosing a primary school in the slums of urban Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Stuart Cameron

    Slums account for around a third of the population of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and are thought to be growing rapidly. But there is little in the research literature about education of children who live... More

    pp. 357-366

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  4. From policy to practice: The challenges to educational access for non-nationals in South Africa

    Stephanie Buckland

    This paper argues that the problems of educational access for non-nationals in South Africa lie not simply in failures of the current policies, although there are certainly instances where policies... More

    pp. 367-373

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  5. Typology of school dropout: The dimensions and dynamics of dropout in Ghana

    Eric Daniel Ananga

    This paper explores the dropout experience of children who dropped out of schools located in two rural communities11The two rural communities are located in the newly created Mfantseman District in... More

    pp. 374-381

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  6. Expanding access to secondary education: Can India catch up?

    Keith M. Lewin

    In the last decade the national Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) programme has focussed on universaling access to elementary education (Grades I–VIII). Most recently the Right to Education Act provides ... More

    pp. 382-393

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  7. Who makes it to secondary school? Determinants of transition to secondary schools in rural India

    Gaurav Siddhu

    Despite considerable progress made, a significant proportion of children continue to drop out before reaching secondary school in India. This study investigates factors influencing parental... More

    pp. 394-401

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  8. The abolition of secondary school fees in Kenya: Responses by the poor

    Asayo Ohba

    Following the 2007 presidential election, the Government of Kenya abolished secondary school fees in 2008. In the context of this significant change in policy, this study examines the effect of... More

    pp. 402-408

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  9. Financing access and participation in primary education: Is there a ‘fast-track’ for fragile states?

    Victoria Turrent

    Despite moves to ‘fast-track’ progress towards universal primary education, few fragile states have been able to access Fast Track Initiative (FTI) funding facilities. Weak systems and capacity... More

    pp. 409-416

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