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International Journal of Educational Development

July 2014 Volume 37, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. An analysis of education inequality in China

    Jun Yang, School of Economics and Business Administration, Chongqing University, China; Xiao Huang, School of Economics, Chongqing Technology and Business University, China; Xin Liu, School of Economics and Business Administration, Chongqing University, China

    This article analyzes both the current situation regarding education inequality in China, and its formation mechanisms. Policies promoting education have lead to remarkable progress in educational ... More

    pp. 2-10

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  2. Improving reading outcomes in Kenya: First-year effects of the PRIMR Initiative

    Benjamin Piper, RTI International, Nairobi Regional Office, Kenya; Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski, Florida State University, Center for International Studies in Educational Research and Development, Learning Systems Institute, University Center C4600, United States; Abel Mugenda, RTI International, Nairobi Regional Office, Kenya

    While educational participation is high in Kenya, literacy outcomes remain poor. The PRIMR Initiative aims to improve literacy learning by aligning curriculum and teacher practices with current... More

    pp. 11-21

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  3. Academic effectiveness of private, public and private–public partnership schools in Pakistan

    Ravish Amjad & Gordon MacLeod

    In recent years, there has been major growth in low-cost or affordable private schooling in South Asia. This has applied in both urban and rural areas. In Pakistan, some 25%–33% of all children now... More

    pp. 22-31

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  4. A Bhutanese tertiary education consultancy case study: Introducing the institutional zone of proximal development

    T.W. Maxwell, School of Education, University of New England, Australia; Namgay, Teacher Education Unit, Royal Education Council, Bhutan

    This paper identifies an overarching strategy that consultants can use to focus institutional level development work: the institutional zone of proximal development (IZPD). The paper explicates the... More

    pp. 32-39

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  5. Higher education challenges in Yemen: Discourses on English teacher education

    Abdulghani Muthanna & A. Cendel Karaman

    We investigated Yemen's higher education challenges by focusing on the English teacher education program. Interpretative analysis of policy statements and interviews revealed several factors that... More

    pp. 40-47

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  6. Constructions, contradictions and reconfigurations of ‘Manhood’ among youth in Palestinian camps in Lebanon

    Kathleen Fincham

    This paper examines how Palestinian male identities are constructed in refugee camps in Lebanon. It argues that dominant Palestinian masculinities, which are produced in and through educational... More

    pp. 48-56

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  7. Continuing to exercise choice after selecting a school: Insights into parent-decision making in local education markets in Nepal

    Priyadarshani Joshi

    This paper analyzes how parents continue to engage with schooling after their initial selection, using parent survey and focus group data collected in two urbanized districts in Nepal in 2011. I... More

    pp. 57-67

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  8. The education of China's migrant children: The missing link in China's education system

    Fang Lai, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, United States; Chengfang Liu, Renfu Luo & Linxiu Zhang, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Xiaochen Ma, University of California, United States; Yujie Bai, Brian Sharbono & Scott Rozelle, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, United States

    This paper examines the academic performance of migrant students in China and explores determinants of their performance. The paper compares academic performance, student backgrounds and measures... More

    pp. 68-77

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