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International Journal of Educational Development

March 2012 Volume 32, Number 2

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Number of articles: 17

  1. Curriculum development for teacher education in the Southern Philippines: A simultaneous process of professional learning and syllabus enhancement

    Yvonne Zeegers

    This paper reflects on the process of curriculum development in 21 tertiary education institutions in the Southern Philippines. Assisting capacity-building of the teaching profession is an ongoing ... More

    pp. 207-213

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  2. Young people, citizenship and citizenship education in Zimbabwe

    Aaron T. Sigauke

    Citizenship education in Zimbabwe is based on the claim that young people lack citizenship virtues. This study set out to investigate these assumptions by assessing high school students’ knowledge ... More

    pp. 214-223

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  3. Joint analysis of preschool attendance and school performance in the short and long-run

    Renato Aguilar & Ruben Tansini

    This paper aims at explaining the academic performance of a sample of children starting their first year at public schools in Montevideo, Uruguay, during 1999. We are mainly interested in the... More

    pp. 224-231

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  4. Immigrant students’ shifting identifications in South African schools

    Saloshna Vandeyar

    The easing of legal and unauthorized entry to South Africa has made the country a new destination for Black immigrants. As this population continues to grow, its children have begun to experience... More

    pp. 232-240

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  5. Improving adult learning and professional development in a post-conflict area: The case of Cambodia

    Jan B.Y. Berkvens, Maya Kalyanpur, Wilmad Kuiper & Jan Van den Akker

    All over the world, international development organizations try to increase professional capacity of local staff. These attempts are thought to fail because of financial constraints, but this is... More

    pp. 241-251

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  6. Factors affecting the performance of public schools in Lebanon

    Dorine M. Mattar

    By sampling extreme cases (five high-performing schools and five low-performing ones), the researcher revealed the differences in the teachers’ motivation ( Mattar, 2010) as well as the... More

    pp. 252-263

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  7. Assessing the primary schools—A multi-dimensional approach: A school level analysis based on Indian data

    Atanu Sengupta & Naibedya Prasun Pal

    Primary education is essential for the economic development in any country. Most studies give more emphasis to the final output (such as literacy, enrolment etc.) rather than the delivery of the... More

    pp. 264-272

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  8. Educational leadership and culture in China: Dichotomies between Chinese and Anglo-American leadership traditions?

    Wing-Wah Law

    This article explores the extent to which Chinese school leaders espouse dichotomous or integrated Chinese and Anglo-American leadership and management preferences. Data are drawn from... More

    pp. 273-282

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  9. Why are there dropouts among university students? Experiences in a Thai University

    Ruthaychonnee Sittichai

    The purpose of this qualitative research study was to investigate premature dropping out of university study at Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus in southern Thailand. 21 Muslim and non-... More

    pp. 283-289

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  10. Service projects and women's agency in Salalah, Oman: A portrait of pre-service Dhofari English teachers

    Robin Ann Martin

    This research examines the service learning activities and written discourse of pre-service teachers from a cohort of 50 young women who were among the first generation in their community to... More

    pp. 290-300

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  11. “It makes more sense to educate a boy”: Girls ‘against the odds’ in Kajiado, Kenya

    Molly Warrington & Susan Kiragu

    Within a conceptual framework of Sen's capability approach, the paper explores aspects of girls’ retention in Kajiado schools, Kenya. Drawing on a qualitative study involving in-depth interviews... More

    pp. 301-309

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  12. Education and religion in Iran: The inclusiveness of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) textbooks

    Karen Kow Yip Cheng & Amir Biglar Beigi

    The focus of this paper is religion and education with particular reference to EFL (English as a Foreign Language) textbooks. The writers of this paper aim to raise the awareness of research... More

    pp. 310-315

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  13. School-based management developments and partnership: Evidence from Indonesia

    Agustinus Bandur

    School-based management (SBM) with devolution of authority and responsibility to school level decision-makers has become the most prominent feature of public school management systems in most... More

    pp. 316-328

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  14. A comparative analysis of a game-based mobile learning model in low-socioeconomic communities of India

    Paul Kim, Elizabeth Buckner, Hyunkyung Kim, Tamas Makany, Neha Taleja & Vallabhi Parikh

    This study explores the effectiveness of a game-based mobile learning model for children living in underdeveloped regions with significant contextual variations. Data for this study came from a... More

    pp. 329-340

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  15. The effects of armed conflict on schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Thomas Poirier

    In the past decades, most of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have been affected by armed conflicts. By means of a time-series cross-sectional (TSCS) database, we attempt to measure the impact... More

    pp. 341-351

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  16. “Girls are not free”—In and out of the South African school

    Deevia Bhana

    Interviews conducted with township girls in South Africa show enduring experiences of sexual violence both in and out of the school. Fear of boys and men were articulated in relation to boyfriends,... More

    pp. 352-358

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  17. An investigation of Taiwan's education regulations and policies for pursuing environmental sustainability

    Wen-Tien Tsai

    With the rapid industrialization and economic development in the past decades, heavy environmental loads caused some serious environmental scenarios in Taiwan, an island country with a dense... More

    pp. 359-365

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