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International Journal of Educational Development

November 2015 Volume 45, Number 1

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Number of articles: 15

  1. The determinants of compulsory education performance of migrant children in Beijing: An analysis of two cohorts

    Xin Gong, Central China Normal University, School of Education; Hui Zhang, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Research Center, Research Institute for Fiscal Science, Ministry of Finance; Haogen Yao, Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States

    Based on sampling data of 2008 and 2011, this paper adopts the ordered probit model to investigate the determinants of academic performance for two cohorts of migrant children in Beijing. We found:... More

    pp. 1-15

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  2. Is free basic education in Egypt a reality or a myth?

    Ragui Assaad, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, United States; Caroline Krafft, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, United States

    Egypt has made enormous progress in increasing access to education. While school is theoretically free, families must often spend substantial sums in order for their children to succeed in school. ... More

    pp. 16-30

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  3. Perceptions of Korean NGOs for education and educational development projects

    Hwanbo Park, Chungnam National University; Hanbyul Lee, Korean Research Institute of Vocational Education & Training; Hye Seung Cho, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States

    This study explores features of the government-funded educational development cooperation projects run by the Republic of Korea (hereafter Korea)’s non-governmental organizations (NGOs). We... More

    pp. 31-41

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  4. Perspectives on Australian, Indian and Malaysian approaches to STEM education

    Bibi Thomas & James J. Watters

    STEM education faces an interesting conundrum. Western countries have implemented constructivist inspired student centred practices which are argued to be more engaging and relevant to student... More

    pp. 42-53

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  5. “The Courage to Express Myself”: Muslim women's narrative of self-empowerment and personal development through university studies

    Anat Gilat

    The purpose of this research is to understand the process of self-empowerment that religious and non-religious Muslim women living in Israel experienced during their university studies. The... More

    pp. 54-64

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  6. Translating theory into practice: Making meaning of learner centered education frameworks for classroom-based practitioners

    Heather Lattimer

    This study provides a rich descriptive analysis of two mathematics lessons in secondary school classrooms in Kenya in order to identify the discrete instructional practices that distinguish learner... More

    pp. 65-76

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  7. Reading achievement progress across countries

    Maciej Jakubowski, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Warsaw University, Poland; Artur Pokropek, Educational Research Institute (IBE), Poland

    This paper discusses a method to compare progress in reading achievement across countries. The method uses measures of achievement in primary schools from PIRLS and compares them to secondary... More

    pp. 77-88

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  8. Autonomy and control: The struggle of minban schools in China

    Ying Wang, Department of Sociology, China Women's University, China; Raymond K.H. Chan, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    "Minban" (private) secondary schools are a new phenomenon in China, which, theoretically, have greater freedom from government control. In practice, however, their autonomy is still limited, as is ... More

    pp. 89-97

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  9. Determinants of grade repetition in primary school in sub-Saharan Africa: An event history analysis for rural Malawi

    Kyoko Taniguchi

    This study shows that students in Grades 5 and 7 in rural Malawi who have repeated a grade demonstrate lower academic achievement than those in the same institutions who have been promoted, and... More

    pp. 98-111

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  10. Ready for school? Impacts of delayed primary school enrollment on children's educational outcomes in rural China

    Qihui Chen

    This paper estimates the causal impacts of delayed primary school enrollment on children's educational outcomes in rural China. Instrumental variable estimates exploiting the discontinuity in... More

    pp. 112-128

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  11. How do student and school characteristics influence youth academic achievement in Ghana? A hierarchical linear modeling of Ghana YouthSave baseline data

    Gina A.N. Chowa, Rainier D. Masa, Yalitza Ramos & David Ansong

    Few attempts have been made to examine the influence of student and school factors on academic achievement of youth in West Africa. We examined student- and school-level predictors of academic... More

    pp. 129-140

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  12. Education and crime engagement in South Africa: A national and provincial perspective

    Petronella Jonck, Research and Innovation Unit, The National School of Government, South Africa; Anne Goujon, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU, Austria), Vienna Institute of Demography and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria; Maria Rita Testa, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU, Austria), Vienna Institute of Demography and Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria; John Kandala, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

    The relationship between crime and education were explored within the South African context from a national and provincial perspective. Drawing from 2001 census data, the inmate and the general... More

    pp. 141-151

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  13. Unequal inclusion: Experiences and meanings of school segmentation in Mexico

    Gonzalo A. Saraví

    Inequality seems to be endemic in Mexico. After a decade of moderate economic growth and improvements in some social indicators, inequality remains extremely high. In a context of contradictory... More

    pp. 152-160

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  14. Rethinking play: A postcolonial feminist critique of international early childhood education policy

    Mathangi Subramanian

    In India, policymakers in the arena of early childhood education are focused on improving the quality of services provided in government run early childhood education and care centers, known as... More

    pp. 161-168

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  15. Conditional cash transfers and improved education quality: A political search for the policy link

    Michelle Morais de Sa e Silva

    Conditional Cash Transfer programs (CCTs) provide cash to poor families upon the fulfillment of conditions related to the education of their children. Even though CCTs have been increasingly... More

    pp. 169-181

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