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International Journal of Educational Development

May 2012 Volume 32, Number 3

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Of gateways and gatekeepers: Language, education and mobility in francophone Africa

    Barbara Trudell

    Over the past 15 years, a range of alternative education programs have been launched in Burkina Faso. The programs have been developed primarily by international or national NGOs, within a... More

    pp. 368-375

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  2. Education for sustainable development in Africa: The search for pedagogical logic

    Offei Okoffo Manteaw

    The United Nation's Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) is past its halfway milestone; yet, its overall impact on educational thinking and practice remains unclear in most places... More

    pp. 376-383

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  3. A capital or capabilities education narrative in a world of staggering inequalities?

    Melanie Walker

    In a world of tremendous inequalities, this paper explores two contrasting normative models for education policy, and the relationship of each to policy, practices and outcomes that can improve... More

    pp. 384-393

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  4. A future of possibilities: Educating children living in HIV impacted households

    Njeri Kagotho

    Close to one and a half million Kenyans reportedly live with HIV/AIDS. Using qualitative in-depth interviews this study explores the ways in which parents living with HIV/AIDS navigate their social... More

    pp. 394-400

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  5. Migration, remittances, and children's high school attendance: The case of rural China

    Feng Hu

    This paper uses a large nationally representative survey data to examine the impact of China's rural–urban migration on high school attendance of left-behind children by disentangling the effect of... More

    pp. 401-411

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  6. The quadratic relationship between socioeconomic status and learning performance in China by multilevel analysis: Implications for policies to foster education equity

    Ningning Zhao, Martin Valcke, Annemie Desoete & JeanPierre Verhaeghe

    The purpose of the present study is to explore the relationship between family socioeconomic status and mathematics performance on the base of a multi-level analysis involving a large sample of... More

    pp. 412-422

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  7. Transfer paths and academic performance: The primary school merger program in china

    Di Mo, Hongmei Yi, Linxiu Zhang, Yaojiang Shi, Scott Rozelle & Alexis Medina

    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, China's Ministry of Education embarked on an ambitious program of primary school mergers by shutting down small village schools and opening up larger centralized ... More

    pp. 423-431

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  8. Towards a world in which many worlds fit?: Zapatista autonomous education as an alternative means of development

    Sarah Dee Shenker

    This paper examines the Zapatista schools which arose in 1996 in the state of Chiapas in Mexico as a pillar of Zapatista autonomy and also as a result of the indigenous communities’ dissatisfaction... More

    pp. 432-443

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  9. The impact of school choice and public policy on segregation: Evidence from Chile

    Gregory Elacqua

    Advocates argue that vouchers can make improved educational opportunity available to disadvantaged students. Critics contend that vouchers increase the risk of stratification. Researchers have... More

    pp. 444-453

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  10. Language, culture and identity in the transition to primary school: Challenges to indigenous children's rights to education in Peru

    Patricia Ames

    This paper analyses a ‘critical moment’ in the educational trajectories of young indigenous children in Peru: the transition to primary school. It addresses the inequalities in educational services... More

    pp. 454-462

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  11. Inclusive education – Empirical experience from Serbia

    Jasmina Kovačević & Dragana Maćešić-Petrović

    This descriptive study finds out the problems most frequently facing the children with special needs in regular schooling. The sample included 500 teachers in elementary schools from Serbia. The... More

    pp. 463-470

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  12. All that glitters is not gold: Challenges of teacher and school leader licensure licensing system in Qatar

    Maha Ellili-Cherif, Michael H. Romanowski & Ramzi Nasser

    In 2001, the Government of Qatar began a comprehensive education reform (Education for a New Era) based on RAND's recommendations and options for building an educational system that would meet the ... More

    pp. 471-481

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  13. Towards a model for research on the effects of school organizational health factors on primary school performance in Trinidad & Tobago

    Mala Ramdass & Theodore Lewis

    This article presents a model for research on the effects of school organizational heath factors on primary school academic achievement in Trinidad and Tobago. The model can be applicable for... More

    pp. 482-492

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