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International Journal of Educational Development

May 2018 Volume 60, Number 1

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Number of articles: 17

  1. Elitism and its challengers: Educational development ideology in postcolonial India through the prism of film, 1950–1970

    Peter Sutoris

    This article examines the ideological foundations of state-led educational development in India, as reflected in documentary films produced by the Films Division of India, the institution tasked... More

    pp. 1-9

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  2. Does schooling foster environmental values and action? A cross-national study of priorities and behaviors

    David Post & Yi Meng

    Steering the course of climate change will require coordination and collective action between nations, which are directed not only by the interests of their political leaders and elites but also... More

    pp. 10-18

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  3. Policy borrowing in the gulf cooperation council countries: Cultural scripts and epistemological conflicts

    Michael H. Romanowski & Hadeel Alkhateeb, Qatar University, Qatar; Ramzi Nasser, Dhofar University, Oman

    Globalization through educational borrowing has transformed the K-12 educational landscape driving and shaping educational reforms worldwide by saturating nations’ educational polices and practices... More

    pp. 19-24

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  4. The effects of school choice on achievement gaps between private and public high schools: Evidence from the Seoul high school choice program

    Youngran Kim

    In 2010, Seoul began a universal school choice program for high schools. The implementation of school choice introduced autonomy, competition, and sorting, barely existent when public and private... More

    pp. 25-32

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  5. Teacher quality and student achievement in Chile: Linking teachers' contribution and observable characteristics

    Andrea Canales & Luis Maldonado, Instituto de Sociología, Chile

    While there is wide consensus regarding the importance of quality of teachers in student achievement; yet, accounting for teacher effects remain a puzzling task. In Chile, research on teacher... More

    pp. 33-50

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  6. Regional inequalities and gender differences in academic achievement as a function of educational opportunities: Evidence from Ethiopia

    Melaku Tesfa Tesema & Johan Braeken

    This study investigated regional and gender differences in academic achievement in Ethiopia, and examined whether these differences can be explained in terms of unequal educational opportunities ... More

    pp. 51-59

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  7. How international tests fail to inform policy: The unsolved mystery of Australia’s steady decline in PISA scores

    Leila Morsy, University of New South Wales, Australia; Tatiana Khavenson & Martin Carnoy, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation

    pp. 60-79

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  8. School accountability and standard-based education reform: The recall of social efficiency movement and scientific management

    Jonghun Kim

    This study examines issues of success/failure, performance, and effectiveness in the contemporary reform discourses of school accountability. It pays attention to a particular meaning of success... More

    pp. 80-87

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  9. Education expansion and its effects on gender gaps in educational attainment and political knowledge in Taiwan from 1992 to 2012

    Ya-Hui Luo, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan; Kuang-Hui Chen, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

    This study investigates whether increasing the availability of education for women would minimize gender gaps in educational attainment and political knowledge in Taiwan. Seven waves of nationally ... More

    pp. 88-99

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  10. Regulating market entry of low-cost private schools in Sub-Saharan Africa: Towards a theory of private education regulation

    Donald R. Baum, Brigham Young University, United States; Rachel Cooper & Oni Lusk-Stover, The World Bank, United States

    This study provides a comparative assessment of policies governing private schools in twenty countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Findings suggest that current regulatory systems are failing to... More

    pp. 100-112

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  11. Diploma as signal? Estimating sheepskin effects in the Philippines

    Rosechin Olfindo

    The screening theory of education argues that education does not necessarily enhance worker’s productivity, but serves only as a signal of worker’s pre-existing ability. Empirical studies found... More

    pp. 113-119

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  12. Do dropout and environmental factors matter? A directional distance function assessment of tunisian education efficiency

    Fatma Ben Yahia, Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Tunisia; Hédi Essid, Tunis Business School, Tunisia; Sonia Rebai, Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the education efficiency in Tunisia based on a sample of secondary schools. We place some special focus on schools resources and corresponding dropout... More

    pp. 120-127

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  13. Quality of higher education in Kenya: Addressing the conundrum

    Tristan McCowan

    Despite the consensus amongst all stakeholders of the critical need for action in the higher education sector in Kenya, national and institutional drives for quality have had limited impact. This... More

    pp. 128-137

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  14. Education for patriotism and the Arab-Israeli sector

    Eran Gusacov

    Education for patriotism, that is, love of and loyalty to a shared homeland, can be an educational solution for restoration and cohesiveness, and for the construction of social solidarity between... More

    pp. 138-148

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  15. Parental involvement in developing countries: A meta-synthesis of qualitative research

    Sung won Kim

    This study is the first to systematically review and synthesize the qualitative scholarship published since 2000 examining parental involvement in developing countries (n=16). Contrary to the large... More

    pp. 149-156

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  16. Hubris syndrome in the relationship between School-Heads and Board-Chairs in private commercial secondary schools in Botswana: Implications for school leadership

    Byron A. Brown, Head of School of Business and Leisure, Botswana

    This paper explored two issues as follows: (a) whether hubris syndromes have manifested in the leadership behaviour and working relationships of the school heads and board chairs in private... More

    pp. 157-164

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  17. Insights from within activity based learning (ABL) classrooms in Tamil Nadu, India: Teachers perspectives and practices

    Nidhi Singal, Faculty of Education, United Kingdom; David Pedder, School of Education, United Kingdom; D. Malathy & M. Shanmugam, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, India; Shakthi Manickavasagam, Centre for Development Studies, United Kingdom; M. Govindarasan, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, India

    pp. 165-171

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