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International Journal of Educational Development

September 2016 Volume 50, Number 1

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Disentangling fathers’ absences from household remittances in international migration: The case of educational attainment in Guatemala

    Jason Davis, Carolina Population Center; Noli Brazil, Spatial Sciences Institute

    Estimating the effects of international migration on left-behind children’s educational attainment is complicated by the potential offsetting effects of fathers’ absences and household remittances.... More

    pp. 1-11

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  2. Skills for sustainable development: Transforming vocational education and training beyond 2015

    Simon McGrath & Lesley Powell, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

    There have been recent calls to transform VET and to transform development. This double call leads us to ask how can skills development best support development that is sustainable for individuals,... More

    pp. 12-19

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  3. Favor reciprocation theory in education: New corruption typology

    Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, Teachers College, United States; Naheed Natasha Mansur, The Pennsylvania State University, United States

    Embedded in a systemic and chronic process, corruption in education is a pervasive element that exacerbates developing countries’ efforts to educate their citizens. Understanding the cumulative... More

    pp. 20-32

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  4. Schooling children with disabilities: Parental perceptions and experiences

    Nidhi Singal

    Schooling of children with disabilities has become an important development agenda, as also emphasized in the SDGs. This paper examines how parents of children with disabilities from low income... More

    pp. 33-40

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  5. Universal, but not free: Household schooling costs and equity effects of Uganda’s Universal Secondary Education policy

    Carina Omoeva & Charles Gale

    A general consensus regarding universal schooling policies is that they have boosted enrollments while ignoring the quality of learning, although there is burgeoning research interest in the extent... More

    pp. 41-50

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  6. Exploring school exclusion through the perspective of child labourers living in Sultanbeyli, on the periphery of Istanbul, Turkey

    H. Özden Bademci, E. Figen Karadayı & Narin Bağdatlı Vural

    This study employs a socio-ecological perspective to explore the impact of the community, school environment and personal circumstances of young people living in the squatter district of... More

    pp. 51-58

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  7. Does education lead to higher generalized trust? The importance of quality of government

    Nicholas Charron & Bo Rothstein, Department of Political Science, Sweden

    Generalized trust has become a prominent concept at the nexus of several disciplines, and the wide differences in trust between different societies continue to puzzle the social sciences. In this... More

    pp. 59-73

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  8. Disappointing returns to education in Ghana: A test of the robustness of OLS estimates using propensity score matching

    Sara Gundersen

    This paper uses propensity score matching to test the robustness of OLS returns to education estimates in Ghana, a country for which other researchers have found low returns to primary school.... More

    pp. 74-89

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  9. Perspectives of Jamaican parents and their secondary school children on the value of education: Effects of selected variables on parents’ perspectives

    Loraine D. Cook & Zellynne Jennings

    Education in the Caribbean is perceived as the route to social mobility, but research suggests that a low value is attached to education in Jamaica. This research is designed to ascertain the value... More

    pp. 90-99

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  10. “I failed, no matter how hard I tried”: A mixed-methods study of the role of achievement in primary school dropout in rural Kenya

    Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski, Learning Systems Institute and College of Education, United States; Matthew C.H. Jukes, Room to Read and Harvard Graduate School of Education, United States; Margaret M. Dubeck, RTI International and Harvard Graduate School of Education, United States

    Initial access to school is nearly universal in Kenya, but many children who enroll drop out before completing primary school. In this mixed-methods study, we use quantitative data from a... More

    pp. 100-107

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  11. Do “better” teachers and classroom resources improve student achievement? A causal comparative approach in Kenya, South Africa, and Swaziland

    Andrey Zakharov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation; Gaelebale Tsheko, University of Botswana, Botswana; Martin Carnoy, Stanford University, Russian Federation

    We use the 2007 SACMEQ data to make traditional “upwardly biased” estimates of teacher and classroom resource correlates of 6th grade student achievement in Swaziland, Kenya, and South Africa using... More

    pp. 108-124

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