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International Journal of Educational Development

March 2018 Volume 59, Number 1

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Number of articles: 14

  1. Higher education, bridging capital, and developmental leadership in the Philippines: Learning to be a crossover reformer

    Michele Schweisfurth, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom; Lynn Davies, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; Lorraine Pe Symaco, University of Malaya, Malaysia; Oscar Valiente, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

    The article presents findings from a research project which explored how experiences of higher education supported – or not – the emergence of developmental leadership and the formation of networks... More

    pp. 1-8

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  2. Constructing resource sharing collaboration for quality public education in urban China: Case study of school alliance in Beijing

    Jing Liu

    This study focuses on the ongoing policy initiative of establishing networks of school-to-school collaboration for resource sharing in order to improve the quality of public education in urban... More

    pp. 9-19

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  3. Demand rationalities in contexts of poverty: Do the Poor respond to market incentives in the same way?

    Xavier Bonal & Adrián Zancajo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

    Over the last decades, we have witnessed the centrality of demand-side education policies intended to improve access and conditions of schooling for the poor. Among these policies, voucher systems ... More

    pp. 20-27

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  4. Education, leadership, and conservation: Empowering young Q’eqchi’ women in Guatemala

    Dawn S. Bowen & Amy Leap Miller

    Programs to keep young women in school across the developing world have become widespread. Education is key to improving their quality of life, but keeping them in school is a significant challenge... More

    pp. 28-34

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  5. Family versus school effect on individual religiosity: Evidence from Pakistan

    Masooda Bano, Oxford Department of International Development, United Kingdom; Emi Ferra, Department of Economics, Italy

    This paper presents an empirical analysis of the impact of school type on students’ levels of religiosity. We use a new dataset on female students of registered madrasas (Islamic schools) and... More

    pp. 35-42

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  6. Patterns and determinants of private tutoring: The case of Bangladesh households

    Asankha Pallegedara, Department of Industrial Management, Sri Lanka; Khondoker Abdul Mottaleb, CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center), Mexico

    This study analyses the decision to take private tutoring and the associated tutoring expenses by the households in Bangladesh, using information collected from more than 13,500 households by the... More

    pp. 43-50

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  7. Determinants of willingness to study in Poland among members of Polish Diaspora

    Kamil Wais & Olesia Iefremova

    Although the percentage of foreign students in Poland has increased over 9 times over past 10 years, it is still well below European Union average. We have been looking for determinants of... More

    pp. 51-60

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  8. Just add women and stir?: Education, gender and peacebuilding in Uganda

    Simone Datzberger & Marielle L.J. Le Mat

    Although Uganda is not short of policies and strategies to promote gender equality, women’s political and social agency remains significantly low. Reasons are rooted in two main challenges:... More

    pp. 61-69

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  9. Assessment of geologic programs in higher educational institutions of Chile

    J. Tapia & V. Tolorza, Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra, Chile; P. Durán, Departamento de Ingeniería en Minas, Chile; N. Poblete, PGS SPA, Chile; B. Schneider, Chile

    In Chile, the subject of geology has historically been significant mostly due to the presence of world-class mineral deposits and highly profitable mines. Considering variable trends in mining,... More

    pp. 70-85

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  10. Reading and numeracy skills after school leaving in southern Malawi: A longitudinal analysis

    Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Barbara S. Mensch & Stephanie R. Psaki, Population Council, United States; Monica J. Grant, University of Wisconsin, United States; Christine A. Kelly, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom; Paul C. Hewett, United States

    The extent to which skills acquired during schooling are retained after school-leaving in developing countries remains largely unknown. Using a longitudinal dataset of Malawian adolescents aged 14–... More

    pp. 86-99

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  11. Differential pathways of South African students through higher education

    Dr Michael Cosser

    This paper reports on a six-year study (2005–2010) tracking a cohort of students from Grade 12 into and through the South African higher education (HE) system. The study sought to ascertain how the... More

    pp. 100-109

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  12. Examining the secondary effects of mother-tongue literacy instruction in Kenya: Impacts on student learning in English, Kiswahili, and mathematics

    Benjamin Piper, RTI International, Africa Regional Office, Kenya; Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Learning Systems, United States; Dunston Kwayumba & Arbogast Oyanga, Kenya

    Limited rigorous evidence is available from sub-Saharan Africa regarding whether children who learn to read in their mother tongue will have higher learning outcomes in other subjects. A randomised... More

    pp. 110-127

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  13. The management of Nigerian primary school teachers

    Hafsat Lawal Kontagora, Michael Watts & Terry Allsop, EDOREN (Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria), Nigeria

    The effective management of teachers is an important contributor to the successful delivery of primary education. This paper reports on a qualitative research project conducted in Nigeria’s Kaduna ... More

    pp. 128-135

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  14. Primary education completion in Egypt: Trends and determinants

    Ray Langsten & Tahra Hassan

    Egypt has committed to providing “education for all”. Annual Global Monitoring Reports show a Net Enrollment Ratio of 97%. We use data from the 1988 through 2014 Egypt Demographic and Health... More

    pp. 136-145

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