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International Journal of Educational Development

July 2012 Volume 32, Number 4

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Education, development and poverty reduction: A literature critique

    Peadar Cremin & Mary Goretti Nakabugo

    The concept of development has evolved from an exclusive focus on economic growth towards an interrelated, even integrated approach involving progress across a range of disciplines such as health, ... More

    pp. 499-506

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  2. The Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers: An analysis of a hegemonic link between education and poverty

    Aina Tarabini & Judith Jacovkis

    This paper has two main objectives. First, it aims to analyse the connections between education and poverty established by the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs), a central policy tool for... More

    pp. 507-516

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  3. Who gets what? Is improved access to basic education pro-poor in Sub-Saharan Africa?

    Keith M. Lewin & Ricardo Sabates

    This paper explores changing patterns of access to basic education in six Sub-Saharan Africa countries using data from Demographic and Health Surveys at two points in time. In general the analysis ... More

    pp. 517-528

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  4. Who is out of school? Evidence from the Statistics South Africa Community Survey

    Brahm Fleisch, Jennifer Shindler & Helen Perry

    The South Africa Schools Act requires every child to “attend school from the first school day of the year in which such learner reaches the age of seven years until the last day of the year in... More

    pp. 529-536

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  5. Why do primary school students drop out in poor, rural China? A portrait sketched in a remote mountain village

    Carol Chung & Mark Mason

    In this paper we consider why students in poor and rural regions of China are dropping out of school in numbers that may be greater than official statistics admit. With questions about education... More

    pp. 537-545

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  6. Poverty reduction through entrepreneurship: Microcredit, learning and ambivalence amongst women in urban Tanzania

    Rachel Jactan Sigalla & Stephen Carney

    Microcredit strategies combine the logic of business, progressive approaches to learning from experience and the key aim to reduce poverty, especially amongst women. The focus in such interventions... More

    pp. 546-554

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  7. Dropping out: Why are students leaving junior high in China's poor rural areas?

    Hongmei Yi, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Yaojiang Shi, Di Mo, Xinxin Chen, Carl Brinton & Scott Rozelle

    Despite requirements of and support for universal education up to grade 9, there are concerning reports that poor rural areas in China suffer from high and maybe even rising dropout rates. Although... More

    pp. 555-563

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  8. A second look at “school-life expectancy”

    Bilal Fouad Barakat

    The number of years a child of school-entry age can expect to remain in school is of great interest both as a measure of individual human capital and of the performance of an education system. An... More

    pp. 564-574

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  9. A mixed-methods analysis of achievement disparities in Guatemalan primary schools

    Ben Meade

    Although most Guatemalan rural students currently have access to primary school, there are large differences in the levels of learning that take place among different populations and in different... More

    pp. 575-589

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  10. Uncertain educational returns in a developing economy

    Sandeep Mohapatra & Martin K. Luckert

    This paper estimates the distribution of educational returns by gender for India. While previous studies focus on mean returns, the variance of educational returns has important implications for... More

    pp. 590-599

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  11. Disaster, civil society and education in China: A case study of an independent non-government organization working in the aftermath of the Wenchuan earthquake

    Trey Menefee & Bjorn Harald Nordtveit

    In May 2008 nearly 90,000 people died in the most powerful earthquake in modern Chinese history. Many were students killed in substandard schools, creating a sensitive disaster zone inside a nation... More

    pp. 600-607

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  12. Entertainment Education and social change: Evaluating a children's soap opera in Kenya

    Liesbeth de Block

    This article discusses audience responses to a children's soap opera produced and broadcast in Kenya. It examines the evaluation process in relation to qualitative audience research within Cultural... More

    pp. 608-614

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