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International Journal of Educational Development

September 2015 Volume 44, Number 1

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Exploring the students’ perceptions regarding unethical practices in the Romanian educational system

    Roxana Maria Ghiaţău, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Romania; Liliana Mâţă, “Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău, Romania

    This paper examines the students’ perceptions regarding unethical practices in the Romanian educational system. This research topic is highly sensitive, because it is about teachers’ deviations... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. Individual perceptions on the participant and societal functionality of non-formal education for youth: Explaining differences across countries based on the human development index

    Jurgen Willems

    The aim of this study is to explore the extent that country-level developmental characteristics can explain perceived functionalities of local non-formal education. A literature-based distinction... More

    pp. 11-20

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  3. Re-inventing Kenya’s university: From a “Graduate-mill” to a development-oriented paradigm

    By Mwangi Chege

    Kenya’s university sector has experienced tremendous growth, particularly during the Kibaki administration, the third Kenyan president (2003–2014). This numerical growth in institutions and student... More

    pp. 21-27

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  4. The geometry of policy implementation: Lessons from the political economy of three education reforms in El Salvador during 1990–2005

    D. Brent Edwards Jr., Policy, Organization and Leadership Department, United States; Julián Antonio Victoria Libreros, Center for Identity and Community Development, Colombia; Pauline Martin, Universidad Centroamericana, El Salvador

    We analyze how international trends and changing structural limitations intersect with political, institutional, and technical aspects of education policy. Our purpose is to better understand how... More

    pp. 28-41

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  5. On the impact of early marriage on schooling outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa and South West Asia

    Marcos Delprato, Kwame Akyeampong, Ricardo Sabates & Jimena Hernandez-Fernandez

    This paper examines the effect of age of marriage on women's schooling outcomes for 36 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa and South West Asia. We employ an instrumental variable approach to account ... More

    pp. 42-55

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  6. Designing schools for quality: An international, case study-based review

    Ola Uduku

    Universal access to primary schools is a key millennium development goal, still proving difficult to deliver in low-income countries. Schools designed for the poorest remain inadequate for the... More

    pp. 56-64

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  7. From regime change to paradigm shift: A philosophical perspective on the development of Taiwan's citizenship curriculum

    Cheng-Yu Hung

    Citizenship education configured according to different curriculum paradigms is expected to produce differing outcomes. Conservative, liberal, and communitarian citizenship paradigms exhibit... More

    pp. 65-73

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  8. The education of migrant children in Shanghai: The battle for equity

    Haiyan Qian, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, Hong Kong Institute of Education; Allan Walker, Faculty of Education and Human Development, Hong Kong Institute of Education

    The PISA success of Shanghai has aroused open challenge and debate about whether the city is a “model of equity”. There have been heated debates about the education of migrant children in Shanghai.... More

    pp. 74-81

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  9. The Global Partnership for Education’s evolving support to fragile and conflict-affected states

    Francine Menashy, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States; Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Harvard Graduate School of Education, United States

    In this study, we trace the history of policy development within the Global Partnership for Education to discern the drivers behind the uptake of its shifting policies relating to education in... More

    pp. 82-94

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  10. Student background determinants of reading achievement in Italy. A quantile regression analysis

    Francesca Giambona & Mariano Porcu

    In recent years determinants of students’ achievement has received much attention. Empirical studies have found that students’ characteristics, family background, school attended, and regional... More

    pp. 95-107

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  11. Geographical stratification and the role of the state in access to higher education in contemporary China

    Ye Liu

    This article extends the geopolitical theory on geographical stratification to understand the persistent inequality in access to higher education in contemporary China. Drawing on empirical... More

    pp. 108-117

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  12. The urban–rural divide in educational outcomes: Evidence from Russia

    Chiara Amini, Department of Economics, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom; Eugene Nivorozhkin, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, United Kingdom

    We employ the method of identification through heteroskedasticity to estimate an educational production function using data on Russian secondary school students from 2000 to 2009, drawn from the... More

    pp. 118-133

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  13. Counted in and being out: Fluctuations in primary school and classroom attendance in northern Nigeria

    Sara Humphreys, Centre for International Education, School of Education, University of Sussex, United Kingdom; Dauda Moses, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Nigeria; Jiddere Kaibo, Federal College of Education, Nigeria; Máiréad Dunne, Centre for International Education, School of Education, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

    In this paper, we explore particular aspects of educational access in primary schools in northeastern Nigeria. Moving beyond a simplistic notion of access as enrolment, we draw on empirical data... More

    pp. 134-143

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