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International Journal of Educational Development

November 2016 Volume 51, Number 1

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Number of articles: 15

  1. Does school breakfast make a difference? An evaluation of an in-school breakfast programme in South Africa

    Tessa Hochfeld, Lauren Graham, Leila Patel, Jacqueline Moodley & Eleanor Ross

    This article describes an evaluation of an in-school breakfast feeding programme in Johannesburg, South Africa based on a public-private partnership. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine ... More

    pp. 1-9

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  2. Social reproduction in Vietnam: Educational attainment, employment, and skills usage

    Tuan D. Nguyen

    Education can be seen as a social structure that reproduces existing levels of social, economic, and cultural distributions. Using Vietnam as a case study, this paper seeks to examine how these... More

    pp. 10-22

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  3. An empirical analysis of household education expenditures in Turkey

    Elif Öznur Acar, Çankaya University, Turkey; Burak Günalp, Hacettepe University, Turkey; Seyit Mümin Cilasun, Atılım University, Turkey

    Using Turkish Household Budget Surveys from 2003, 2007 and 2012, this paper investigates the determinants of household education expenditures within an Engel curve framework. In particular, we... More

    pp. 23-35

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  4. We don’t play with gays, they’re not real boys … they can’t fight: Hegemonic masculinity and (homophobic) violence in the primary years of schooling

    Deevia Bhana & Emmanuel Mayeza

    Whenever masculinity and school violence are considered in South African research, the focus is often on the high school. In this paper, we consider a different direction by drawing on Connell’s ... More

    pp. 36-42

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  5. Domesticated gender (in) equality: Women’s education & gender relations among rural communities in Pakistan

    Ayesha Khurshid

    Grounded in a gender equity perspective, this ethnography of educated women professionals from rural and low-income communities of Pakistan examines the impact of women’s education on gender... More

    pp. 43-50

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  6. The impact of effective teaching characteristics in promoting student achievement in Ghana

    J.B. Azigwe, Department of Marketing, Ghana; L. Kyriakides & A. Panayiotou, Department of Education, Cyprus; B.P.M. Creemers, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

    This paper investigates the extent to which teacher behaviour in classroom affects student achievement gains in mathematics in Ghana. A representative sample of primary schools from three districts... More

    pp. 51-61

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  7. Assessment of efficiency in basic and secondary education in Tunisia: A regional analysis

    Sourour Ramzi & António Afonso, ISEG/UL—University of Lisbon, Portugal; Mohamed Ayadi, UAQUAP—University of Tunis, Tunisia

    To determine the factors enhancing the efficiency of basic and secondary education in 24 governorates of Tunisia in 1999, 2003, 2006 and 2008, we apply a non-parametric approach, Data Envelopment... More

    pp. 62-76

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  8. Building peace through education in a post-conflict environment: A case study exploring perceptions of best practices

    Solvor Mjøberg Lauritzen

    This paper explores the opinions of a Kenyan school population on the best practices for peace education. The school of study, which had previously experienced post-election violence in its... More

    pp. 77-83

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  9. Is the Meister Vocational High School more cost-effective?

    Kye Woo Lee, KDI School of Public Policy and Management; Dae Hong Kim, Research Associate; Ha Kyeong Lee, Research Assistant

    As youth unemployment has worsened recently in Korea, as well as around the world, more attention is being paid to technical and vocational education and training programs. This paper aims to... More

    pp. 84-95

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  10. Migration and the education of children who stay behind in Moldova and Georgia

    Victor Cebotari & Melissa Siegel, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance; Valentina Mazzucato, Department of Technology and Society Studies

    In Moldova and Georgia, two post-Soviet countries with high emigration rates, there is little systematic empirical research on the school performance of children whose family members migrate. This ... More

    pp. 96-107

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  11. Principal leadership changes and their consequences for school performance in South Africa

    Gabrielle Wills

    School leadership changes are gaining momentum in South Africa as larger proportions of incumbent principals near retirement age. While this presents opportunities to replace weaker school leaders ... More

    pp. 108-124

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  12. The relationship between parental education and children’s schooling in a time of economic turmoil: The case of East Zimbabwe, 2001 to 2011

    Erica Pufall, Jeffrey W. Eaton, Constance Nyamukapa & Nadine Schur, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, United Kingdom; Albert Takaruza, Biomedical Research & Training Institute, Zimbabwe; Simon Gregson, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, United Kingdom

    Using data collected from 1998 to 2011 in a general population cohort study in eastern Zimbabwe, we describe education trends and the relationship between parental education and children’s... More

    pp. 125-134

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  13. How the Mexican drug war affects kids and schools? Evidence on effects and mechanisms

    Brenda Jarillo, Beatriz Magaloni, Edgar Franco & Gustavo Robles

    We investigate the impact of drug-related violence in Mexico on academic achievement. We use panel of elementary and lower secondary schools and locality-level firearm homicides from 2006 to 2011. ... More

    pp. 135-146

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  14. Bullying, identity and school performance: Evidence from Chile

    Dante Contreras, Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Economía y Negocio, Universidad de Chile, Chile; Gregory Elacqua, Social Sector Department, Education Division, Inter-American Development Bank, United States; Matías Martinez, Instituto de Políticas Públicas, Facultad de Economía y Empresa, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile; Álvaro Miranda, Escuela de Ingeniería Comercial, Facultad de Economía y Empresa, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile

    This article examines the relationship among bullying, individual's identity, and school performance in Chile. The results indicate that being a bully or a bully-victim increases the probability of... More

    pp. 147-162

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  15. Leadership and teacher learning in urban and rural schools in China: Meeting the dual challenges of equity and effectiveness

    Philip Hallinger, Chulalongkorn University, South Africa; Shangnan Liu, Ocean University of China, China

    Despite a rapid rise in national income levels, the distribution of wealth remains unevenly distributed between residents of rural and urban areas both in mainland China and other developing... More

    pp. 163-173

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