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International Journal of Educational Development

July 2015 Volume 43, Number 1

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Number of articles: 14

  1. Are teachers accurate in predicting their students’ performance on high stakes’ exams? The case of Russia

    Andrey Zakharov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation; Martin Carnoy, Stanford University School of Education, United States

    The paper focuses on how accurate teachers may or may not be in gauging their class’academic abilities. We use a sample of classrooms in three Russian regions to identify sources of mathematics and... More

    pp. 1-11

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  2. Evaluation of artisan training in metal silo construction for grain storage in Africa: Impact on uptake, entrepreneurship and income

    Michael K. Ndegwa, University of Nairobi, Kenya; Hugo De Groote, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), Kenya; Zachary M. Gitonga, CIMMYT, Kenya

    This study assesses the impact of training sheet metal workers in Kenya on their uptake of learned skills and their income. Fifty-eight artisans trained in the construction of metal silos for... More

    pp. 12-21

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  3. Higher education and economic development: The importance of building technological capabilities

    Glenda Kruss, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa; Simon McGrath, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom; Il-haam Petersen & Michael Gastrow, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

    Higher education and development has not been a priority of global policy or research funding in recent decades. Yet, since the millennium, Southern governments have become believers in the global ... More

    pp. 22-31

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  4. Cracks in support for two Tanzanian rural primary schools with high performance on national exams

    Daniel M. Roberts

    National examinations are the principle method for tracking school quality and selecting students for successive educational levels in Tanzania. A qualitative approach is used to investigate the... More

    pp. 32-40

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  5. Schooling choice in South Africa: The limits of qualifications and the politics of race, class and symbolic power

    Mark Hunter, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

    From the 1980s many school authorities across Europe and North America made efforts to enhance ‘parental choice’ over schooling. In South Africa, by contrast, it was racial desegregation in the... More

    pp. 41-50

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  6. The intersection of caste, social exclusion and educational opportunity in rural Punjab

    T. Tamim & H. Tariq, Centre for Research in Economics and Business & Centre of Humanities and Social Sciences, Pakistan

    The policies directed towards increasing access to education, often ignore how the political economy of local social structures can configure educational opportunity for the marginalized. This... More

    pp. 51-62

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  7. Addressing issues of (in)justice in public schools within postwar Lebanon: Teachers’ perspectives and practices

    Lena Bahou

    This paper provides a critical analysis of the interplay of complex factors and conditions influencing teachers’ practices in public schools within a postwar conflict-affected society like Lebanon.... More

    pp. 63-76

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  8. The unfading power of collegiality? University governance in Poland in a European comparative and quantitative perspective

    Marek Kwiek

    This paper studies the applicability of theoretical models of university governance from the international research literature to the Polish system. In particular, it is to test the applicability... More

    pp. 77-89

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  9. Primary school teachers and parents’ views on automatic promotion practices and its implications for education quality

    Ahmed Yibrie Ahmed, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia; Dawit Mekonnen Mihiretie, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

    This paper focuses on the practice of automatic promotion in primary schools of Ethiopia. It uses interview and survey data to examine teachers’ practices and parents’ views and synthesise its... More

    pp. 90-99

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  10. School administrators’ understandings and management of barriers for the school’s involvement in the practicum component of initial teacher education in Chile

    Carmen Montecinos & Mónica Cortez, Escuela de Psicología, Chile; Horacio Walker, Facultad de Educación, Chile

    Worldwide governments are seeking to transform initial teacher education by increasing the quality of practicum experiences in school settings. This paper analyzes the barriers school... More

    pp. 100-108

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  11. Inside private secondary schools in Malawi: Access or exclusion?

    Benjamin Zeitlyn & Keith M. Lewin, Centre for International Education (CIE), United Kingdom; Joseph Chimombo & Elizabeth Meke, Centre for Educational Research & Training (CERT), Malawi

    In Malawi, net enrolment rates at secondary level are less than 30%. Most children do not complete primary school; others are discouraged by the costs of secondary schooling. Most secondary school ... More

    pp. 109-117

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  12. Rebuilding higher education institutions in post-conflict contexts: Policy networks, process, perceptions, & patterns

    Ane Turner Johnson, Rowan University, United States; Pascal Hoba, UbuntuNet Alliance: Research and Education Network for Eastern and Southern Africa, Malawi

    This research explored the rebuilding of a public university, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, in the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire, destroyed as a result of a highly contested... More

    pp. 118-125

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  13. South–South cooperation in education and development: The ¡Yo, Sí Puedo! literacy method

    Thomas Muhr, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

    This article addresses two tendencies within the international education and South–South cooperation literatures: the omission of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’... More

    pp. 126-133

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  14. Re-modelling and reconceptualising skills development in Cambodia: How are social enterprises preparing young people for successful transitions between learning and work?

    I-Hsuan Cheng

    As new socioeconomic challenges are constantly changing labour market demands in the global South, youth unemployment and underemployment become a growing international and national worry. This... More

    pp. 134-141

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