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International Journal of Educational Development

May 2014 Volume 36, Number 1

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Does teaching style explain differences in learner achievement in low and high performing schools in Kenya?

    Moses W. Ngware, Moses Oketch & Maurice Mutisya

    Quality of instructional delivery is an important determinant of the extent to which the teaching process has an impact on learning achievement. The literature identifies many contributors of... More

    pp. 3-12

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  2. Which teaching practices improve student performance on high-stakes exams? Evidence from Russia

    Andrey Zakharov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation; Martin Carnoy, Graduate School of Education, United States; Prashant Loyalka, Freeman-Spogli Institute, Stanford University, United States

    This study examines the relationship between student achievement and teaching practices aimed at raising student performance on a high stakes college entrance examination—the Russian Unified State ... More

    pp. 13-21

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  3. Educational returns beyond the mean: Differences along wage distributions of men and women in India's formal labor market

    Sandeep Mohapatra & Martin K. Luckert

    Unlike previous studies on educational returns in developing countries, this paper examines the distributional impacts of education on wages using a recently developed econometric approach –... More

    pp. 22-32

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  4. Exploring Vietnamese children's experiences of, and views on, learning at primary school in rural and remote communities

    Renata Phelps & Anne Graham, Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University, Australia; Nhung Ha Thi Tuyet, ChildFund in Vietnam, ChildFund in Vietnam, Vietnam; Richard Geeves, ChildFund Australia, Australia

    Developing countries face an urgent imperative to enhance the equity, quality and relevance of their education provision. Many international non-government organisations (NGOs) involved in such... More

    pp. 33-43

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  5. Modelling the macroeconomic impact of future trajectories of educational development in Least Developed Countries

    Stuart Basten, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, United Kingdom; Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Department of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria

    The distribution of educated populations across age groups and the relative shares of population with different levels of attainment appears to be an important factor when it comes to explaining... More

    pp. 44-50

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  6. Learning to trust: Examining the connections between trust and capabilities friendly pedagogy through case studies from Honduras and Uganda

    Erin Murphy-Graham & Joseph Lample, University of California – Berkeley, Graduate School of Education, United States

    Trust in others is a foundational feature of a prosperous and flourishing society and serves as the basis for collective action and cooperation. In this paper, we emphasize that trust is a learned ... More

    pp. 51-62

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  7. Drop out from primary to secondary school in Mexico: A life course perspective

    Benjamin G. Gibbs & Tim B. Heaton

    Preventing school dropout is a critical feature of the Millennium Development Goals. Yet, as primary school enrollments become universal, dropout rates in Mexico near 50% by the end of formal... More

    pp. 63-71

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  8. Science teacher shortage and the moonlighting culture: The pathology of the teacher labour market in Uganda

    James Urwick, Makerere University, Uganda; Sarah Kisa, Kyambogo University, Uganda

    The Ugandan Government promotes the rapid expansion of secondary education and requires an emphasis on mathematics and science subjects at that level, but has a “market” approach to the recruitment... More

    pp. 72-80

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  9. Perceived effects of competency-based training on the acquisition of professional skills

    Peter Boahin, National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX), Ghana; W.H. Adriaan Hofman, University of Groningen

    The need to develop key competencies to meet the changing demands of industry has made the introduction of competency-based training (CBT) reforms in the Vocational Education and Training (VET)... More

    pp. 81-89

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  10. The dilemmas and complexities of implementing language-in-education policies: Perspectives from urban and rural contexts in Uganda

    Hülya Kosar Altinyelken, The Department of Child Development and Education, the University of Amsterdam; Sarah Moorcroft, The Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, the University of Amsterdam; Hilde van der Draai, The Department of Research and Theory Education, Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy, VU University Amsterdam

    Language-in-education policies are a highly debated topic in Africa and at the root of understanding inequalities in Africa's education systems. This article explores the implementation of Uganda's... More

    pp. 90-99

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  11. School resources and the gender reading literacy gap in South African schools

    Tia Linda Zuze, University of Witwatersrand Graduate School of Business, South Africa; Vijay Reddy, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

    The importance of reading literacy as a foundation for academic success is widely acknowledged. What is less well understood is why gender patterns in reading literacy emerge so early and continue ... More

    pp. 100-107

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  12. The practicum experiences of English Language Major student teachers during a period of profound curriculum reform in China

    Fang Wang, School of Foreign Languages – Northeast Normal University, China; Anthony Clarke, Faculty of Education – University of British Columbia, Canada

    This paper provides an analysis of the issues faced by Chinese student teachers and, by extension, their supervisors, when curriculum reform challenges existing practices in schools and... More

    pp. 108-116

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