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International Journal of Educational Development

May 2017 Volume 54, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Textbook availability and use in Rwandan basic education: A mixed-methods study

    Lizzi O. Milligan, Department of Education, United Kingdom; Leon Tikly, Graduate School of Education, United Kingdom; Timothy Williams, Harvard Graduate School of Education, United States; Jean-Marie Vianney & Alphonse Uworwabayeho, School of Education, Rwanda

    Textbooks and related learning materials, such as workbooks and teacher guides, are widely assumed to be key inputs in effective schooling systems. Some recent statistical analyses have challenged ... More

    pp. 1-7

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  2. Measuring the holes of the ship: Global cost estimations of internal inefficiency in primary education

    Suguru Mizunoya & Htet Thiha Zaw

    Using UNESCO-UIS data, this paper estimates the costs of internal inefficiency caused by dropouts and repetitions in primary education. Multiple imputation method is found essential to accurately... More

    pp. 8-17

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  3. Discrimination against children with disabilities in mainstream schools in Southern Ghana: Challenges and perspectives from stakeholders

    Efua Esaaba Mantey

    There are less favourable attitudes towards inclusion of children with disabilities in Ghana as a result of historical assumptions concerning Persons With Disabilities (PWDs). These assumptions are... More

    pp. 18-25

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  4. Chronic undernutrition, short-term hunger, and student functioning in rural northwest China

    Emily Hannum & Li-Chung Hu, Department of Sociology, United States

    Chronic undernutrition and hunger remain significant problems for children, in global perspective, and may have important implications for children's ability to function effectively at school. In... More

    pp. 26-38

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  5. Relaxed population policy, family size and parental investments in children’s education in rural Northwestern China

    Qihui Chen

    This paper examines the quantity-quality (QQ) trade-off of children in rural Northwestern China, using data collected from Gansu Province on a set of households whose children were born between the... More

    pp. 39-50

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  6. The role of parent, classmate, and teacher support in student engagement: Evidence from Ghana

    David Ansong, University of North Carolina, United States; Moses Okumu, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Canada; Gary L. Bowen, Anne M. Walker & Sarah R. Eisensmith, University of North Carolina, United States

    The literature is unequivocal about the importance of improving academic engagement in addressing challenges such as school drop out or increasing student motivation. What is less certain,... More

    pp. 51-58

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  7. Analysis of factors affecting pupil performance in Malawi’s primary schools based on SACMEQ survey results

    David Mc W.J. Mulera, Ken Kaziputa Ndala & Richard Nyirongo, Chancellor College, Malawi

    The paper employs techniques of multilevel modelling and geographical information systems (GIS) on Malawi’s SACMEQ11SACMEQ stands for Southern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Education Quality. It... More

    pp. 59-68

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