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International Journal of Educational Development

September 2018 Volume 62, Number 1

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Number of articles: 33

  1. “We’re all mad here…” Soviet leadership and its impact on education through the looking glass of Raymond Williams’s cultural materialism

    Liana Beattie

    Despite a vast body of literature on Soviet leadership, very little work in this field seems to have engaged in a critical discussion about its specific impact on educational practice. This... More

    pp. 1-8

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  2. The reproduction of ‘best practice’: Following Escuela Nueva to the Philippines and Vietnam

    Hang M. Le

    Escuela Nueva is a renowned educational innovation from Colombia that to date has been successfully transferred to 14 countries around the world. In this paper, I follow this ‘traveling’ policy and... More

    pp. 9-16

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  3. Education and nation-state fragility: Evidence from panel data analysis

    Pavel Tendetnik, Grant Clayton & Katy Cathcart, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, United States

    We empirically investigate the efficacy of current US foreign assistance policy and state-building efforts on state fragility through the effects of school enrollment levels on state fragility.... More

    pp. 17-26

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  4. Changing literacy instruction in Kenyan classrooms: Assessing pathways of influence to improved early literacy outcomes in the HALI intervention

    Sharon Wolf, University of Pennsylvania, United States; Elizabeth L. Turner, Duke University, United States; Matthew C.H. Jukes & Margaret M. Dubeck, RTI International, United States

    This study uses data from the Health and Literacy Intervention (HALI) program evaluation, an in-service teacher training program focused on early grade literacy instruction for class one teachers. ... More

    pp. 27-34

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  5. ‘This is a competition’: The relationship between examination pressure and gender violence in primary schools in Kenya

    Catherine Vanner

    This study explores the relationship between gender violence in schools and teaching and learning processes in two case study primary schools in Kirinyaga County, Kenya. For seven months in 2015,... More

    pp. 35-46

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  6. The choice of Arab-Islamic education in sub-Saharan Africa: Findings from a comparative study

    Rohen d’Aiglepierre, 5 rue Roland Barthes, France; Arthur Bauer, 5 Avenue Le Chatelier, France

    While it is a central issue for most sub-Saharan African countries, quantification and qualification of the Arab-Islamic education choice appear particularly poorly documented. After an inventory... More

    pp. 47-61

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  7. Higher education expansion and post-college unemployment: Understanding the roles of fields of study in China

    Lijun Yang

    Post-college unemployment has become a serious social problem in China. The current study draws data from two regional state universities—a comprehensive state university and a polytechnic state... More

    pp. 62-74

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  8. Adolescent girls’ primary school mobility and educational outcomes in urban Kenya

    John A. Maluccio & Mohamed Hussein, Middlebury College, United States; Benta Abuya, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya; Eva Muluve, Eunice Muthengi & Karen Austrian, Population Council, Kenya

    With hundreds of primary schools to choose from, young adolescent girls in Nairobi’s urban informal settlements commonly transfer schools. We qualitatively investigate the causes and quantitatively... More

    pp. 75-87

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  9. Preschool and kindergarten in Hungary and the United States: A comparison within transnational development policy

    Krisztián Józsa, Institute of Education, Hungary; Balázs Török, Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development, Hungary; Cerissa Stevenson, School of Education, United States

    The aim of this paper is to compare early childhood education (ECE) in Hungary and in the United States within the context of transnational development policy, where ECE initiatives have gained... More

    pp. 88-95

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  10. Madrasah for girls and private school for boys? The determinants of school type choice in rural and urban Indonesia

    M. Niaz Asadullah, University of Malaya, Malaysia; Maliki, National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Indonesia

    Using a nationally representative data set on Indonesian households and villages, we study the determinants of enrolment in Islamic schools (i.e. madrasahs) and private schools vis-à-vis government... More

    pp. 96-111

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  11. Informal fee charge and school choice under a free primary education policy: Panel data evidence from rural Uganda

    Katsuki Sakaue

    Although Uganda became a pioneer in sub-Saharan Africa by introducing a fee abolition policy to achieve universal primary education, charging fees has become increasingly common. This study... More

    pp. 112-127

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  12. Keeping the national standard? Contextual dilemmas of educational marginalization in Namibia

    Marika Matengu, University of Namibia, Namibia; Ailie Cleghorn, University of Concordia, Canada; Riitta-Liisa Korkeamäki, University of Oulu, Finland

    This qualitative study describes how Namibian policy actors make sense of educational marginalization when faced with contradictions between the value of diversity and the need to maintain the... More

    pp. 128-135

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  13. Warning! Increases in interest without enjoyment may not be trend predictive of genuine interest in learning science

    Brady Michael Jack & Huann-shyang Lin

    Utilizing PISA 2006/2015 datasets for Japan and Taiwan, the multi-group analysis results show significant predictive increases in science interest and scientific competency, and for science... More

    pp. 136-147

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  14. The expansion and roles of private tutoring in India: From supplementation to supplantation

    Shalini Bhorkar & Mark Bray, Comparative Education Research Centre, Hong Kong

    This paper analyses relationships between private supplementary tutoring and mainstream schooling in urban Maharashtra, India. The role of private tutoring progressively expands from the lower to... More

    pp. 148-156

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  15. School enrollment effects in a South-South migration context

    Jason Davis

    In contrast to the heavily studied South-North migration of Latin Americans to the United States, this investigation assesses the lesser-studied influence of South-South labor migration on left... More

    pp. 157-164

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  16. In their own words: School lives of children with an imprisoned parent

    Orhan Kahya & C. Ergin Ekinci

    The purpose of this research is to explore in depth the impact of parental imprisonment on the school lives of children. A phenomenological qualitative methodology has been utilised to explore the ... More

    pp. 165-173

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  17. Does money matter? The effects of block grants on education attainment in rural China: Evidence from intercensal population survey 2015

    Wei Ha, Institute of Economics of Education and Graduate School of Education, China; Fang Yan, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, China

    Considerable disagreement exists on the impacts of intergovernmental transfers in improving education access and outcomes. This is further complicated by the fungibility of these transfers,... More

    pp. 174-183

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  18. Global education challenges: Exploring religious dimensions

    Katherine Marshall, Practice of Development, Conflict, and Religion, United States

    Education goals are central to global agendas for sustainable development and humanitarian action, but these agendas tend to deal glancingly, if at all, with religious dimensions. Religious... More

    pp. 184-191

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  19. What makes rural teachers happy? An investigation on the subjective well-being (SWB) of Chinese rural teachers

    Yipeng Tang

    Through an interdisciplinary lens, this study proposes a multi-dimensional conceptual framework for analyzing rural teacher subjective well-being (SWB) and examines it with survey data from rural... More

    pp. 192-200

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  20. Moving the school forward: Problems reported by novice and experienced principals during a succession process in Chile

    Carmen Montecinos, Centro de Liderazgo para la Mejora Escolar, Chile; Tony Bush, School of Education, United Kingdom; Felipe Aravena, Centro de Liderazgo para la Mejora Escolar, Chile

    This article identifies the main problems faced by two groups of Chilean principals involved in a succession process. Problems reported by novice public school principals (n = 94) were compared to ... More

    pp. 201-208

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