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International Journal of Educational Development

July 2017 Volume 55, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. The impact of generation and socioeconomic status on the value of higher education in the UAE: A longitudinal study

    Laura L. Matherly & Nadia Amin, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates; Shamma Sultan Khalifa Al Nahyan, Alliances for Sustainability, United Arab Emirates

    This study explores the differences between student and parents’ value orientation for a college degree across a large sample in the UAE. The value of obtaining a higher education degree in the UAE... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. The impact of remittances on school attendance: The evidence from the Republic of Moldova

    Tereza Pilařová & Alexander Kandakov

    This article examines the effect of remittances on high school attendance of youth 16–20 years old in the Republic of Moldova in the districts of Causeni, Floresti, Straseni and in the... More

    pp. 11-16

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  3. Donor’s motivation of the educational aid

    Sugata Sumida

    A substantial number of studies on development aid have explored the reasons for donors’ aid allocation decisions, but few studies exist on the educational aid sector, which fail to provide... More

    pp. 17-29

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  4. Academic corruption: Culture and trust in Indian higher education

    William G. Tierney, Pullias Center for Higher Education, United States; Nidhi Sadana Sabharwal, Center for Policy Research in Higher Education, India

    Singular acts of academic corruption, such as cheating on an exam, occur in all institutions in all countries.Until recently, however, academic corruption that is systemic has been under-studied... More

    pp. 30-40

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  5. An exploration into student learning mobility in higher education among the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council countries

    S.A. David & H. Taleb, British University in Dubai; S.S. Scatolini, Rustaq College of Applied Sciences, Oman; A. Al-Qallaf, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Medical University of Bahrain, Bahrain; H.S Al-Shammari, American University in the Emirates; M.A. George, University of Al Buraimi, Oman

    This paper explores the dynamics of the internationalisation of higher education in the Gulf region. Exploring the presence of foreign universities, international curricula, programmes, students... More

    pp. 41-48

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  6. Democracy or control? The participation of management, teachers, students and parents in school leadership in Tigray, Ethiopia

    Rafael Mitchell

    In Ethiopia, as elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), there are efforts to broaden local stakeholder participation in structures and processes of school leadership. Despite advocacy from the World... More

    pp. 49-55

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  7. How international scholarship recipients perceive their contributions to the development of their home countries: Findings from a comparative study of Georgia and Moldova

    Anne C. Campbell

    International scholarships support higher education abroad, often with the expectation that recipients will ultimately “give back” to their home countries. Little is known about how scholarship... More

    pp. 56-62

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  8. Predictors of first year retention rates at the university of the West Indies, Jamaica

    Nicola D. Paterson

    This study examines first year retention rates of First degree entrants in the academic year 2014-15. Level of academic preparation was operationalized as pass/failure on the English Language... More

    pp. 63-68

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  9. Barriers and drivers of innovation in higher education: Case study-based evidence across ten European universities

    Anna Lašáková & Ľubica Bajzíková, Faculty of Management, Slovakia (Slovak Republic); Indra Dedze, University of Latvia, Latvia

    The paper advances current knowledge on factors affecting higher education institutions in their quest for innovation in education. Based on an analysis of ten institutional cases from five... More

    pp. 69-79

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