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International Journal of Educational Development

March 2019 Volume 65, Number 1

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Number of articles: 23

  1. Exploring the relationship between external and internal accountability in education: A cross-country analysis with multi-level structural equation modeling

    Pilnam Yi, Hongik University; Hye Jeong Kim, Chung-Ang University

    In recent decades, education systems worldwide have increasingly adopted external accountability policies as the centerpiece of a school reform movement. This study explored how much performance... More

    pp. 1-9

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  2. Parental education expectations and achievement for Indigenous students in Latin America: Evidence from TERCE learning survey

    Marcos Delprato

    Though mechanisms of Indigenous’ exclusion in education due resources is well understood, there is a lack of evidence on role of educational expectations as an additional barrier for Indigenous... More

    pp. 10-25

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  3. Moving teachers to Malawi’s remote communities: A data-driven approach to teacher deployment

    Salman Asim, Education Global Practice, United States; Joseph Chimombo, Education, Chancellor College, Malawi; Dmitry Chugunov & Ravinder Gera, Education Global Practice, United States

    There are severe geographical disparities in pupil-teacher ratios (PTR) across Malawi, with most teachers concentrated near commercial centers and in rural schools with better amenities. Most of... More

    pp. 26-43

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  4. Reclaiming education: Rising above examination malpractices, and its contextual factors on study progress in Nigeria

    Ugochukwu Chinonso Okolie, Department of Technology and Vocational Education, Nigeria; Hyginus Emeka Nwosu & Beatrice Chinyere Eneje, Department of Accountancy/Business Administration and Banking/Finance, Nigeria; Beth N. Oluka, Department of Educational Foundations, Nigeria

    This study investigated the perceived impact of examination malpractices (EMs) and its contextual factors on the study progress in Nigeria. Drawing upon data collected through structured... More

    pp. 44-56

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  5. The growth, roles and needs of the private education system: Private stakeholder perspectives from Nepal

    Priyadarshani Joshi, Global Education Monitoring Report, France

    Private schools have grown substantially, especially in lower income countries, due to perceptions of government failures and increased availability of private schools in many price ranges. This... More

    pp. 57-67

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  6. Communal Conflict Versus Education: Experiences of Stakeholders in Ghana’s Bawku Conflict

    Obed Adonteng-Kissi, Department of Social Inquiry, Australia; Barbara Adonteng-Kissi, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia; Mohammed Kamal Jibril, Institute of Social Studies; Samuel Kwesi Osei, Department of Environmental Planning, Germany

    Notwithstanding the 1992 Constitution of Ghana’s affirmation of the right of every child to free compulsory universal basic education, conflict obstructs basic educational access and outcome in... More

    pp. 68-79

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  7. Do community factors matter? An analysis of the achievement gap between indigenous and non-indigenous children in Peru

    Irma Arteaga, Truman School of Public Affairs, United States; Paul Glewwe, Department of Applied Economics, United States

    In both the developed and developing world, the racial and ethnic test score gap is a vexing and persistent social problem. While the literature has focused on achievement gaps' underlying family... More

    pp. 80-91

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  8. Factors affecting early grade educational attainment: Evidence from South Sudan

    Wameq A. Raza & Md. Mahbubul Kabir, Independent Evaluation and Research Cell, Uganda; Rafiath Rashid, BRAC International, Bangladesh

    Decades of conflict have left a majority of the South Sudanese population lacking basic educational skills. Using data from newly enrolled first graders in BRAC Non-Formal Schools, this study... More

    pp. 92-97

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  9. University admission in Russia: Do the wealthier benefit from standardized exams?

    Ilya Prakhov & Maria Yudkevich

    This paper examines the impact of family income on the results of the newly introduced Unified State Examination (USE) in Russia. We argue that entrants from wealthy households have an advantage in... More

    pp. 98-105

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  10. An exploratory study focusing on teaching and learning practices at the tertiary level in Pakistan: A case study of a public sector university

    Asif Khan, Samina Khan & Sajid Turi

    Very few qualitative studies focusing on teaching and learning practices at the tertiary level have emerged from Pakistan. The present study, which applied a qualitative approach, examined those... More

    pp. 106-114

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  11. Neoliberalism, academic capitalism and higher education: Exploring the challenges of one university in rural Haiti

    Max Stephenson, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance School of Public and International Affairs, United States; Laura Zanotti, Department of Political Science, United States

    This analysis of Rural Haitian University (RHU, a pseudonym) highlights the complexities that have arisen as a social entrepreneur in an extremely poor rural region in a deeply impoverished... More

    pp. 115-122

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  12. Competition among schools and educational quality: Tension between various objectives of educational policy

    Felipe Gajardo, Universidad de Chile, Chile; Nicolás Grau, Economics Department, Chile

    Using Chilean data for fourth grade students, this research studies the effect of competition among schools on the results of standardized tests, academic self-esteem and motivation, the climate... More

    pp. 123-133

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  13. Peer relations and dropout behavior: Evidence from junior high school students in northwest rural China

    Shen Gao, Center for Experimental Economics in Education (CEEE), China; Meredith Yang, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, United States; Xiaohong Wang & Wenbin Min, Center for Experimental Economics in Education (CEEE), China; Scott Rozelle, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, United States

    A startling number of students drop out from junior high school in rural China every year. Little is known about the social aspect of the dropout process in rural China. The goal of this paper is... More

    pp. 134-143

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  14. The post-politics of aid to education: Rwanda ten years after Hayman

    Beniamin Knutsson, Department of Pedagogical, Sweden; Jonas Lindberg, Unit for Human Geography, Sweden

    Education aid in Rwanda is often portrayed as a success story. Based on original fieldwork, this article explores the governance arrangements that underpin performance in the sector. The paper... More

    pp. 144-151

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  15. Internationalization among selected HEIs in the ASEAN region: Basis for a proposed framework for an internationalized campus

    Lourdes Tanhueco-Nepomuceno

    This paper identified the best practices in managing the demand for an international perspective in five selected HEIs. The study revealed that (1) internationalization is necessary for... More

    pp. 152-171

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  16. Private tutoring when stakes are high: Insights from the transition from primary to secondary school in Germany

    Karin Guill, Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at Kiel University, Germany; Katrin Lintorf, Faculty of Human Sciences, Germany

    Private supplementary tutoring is a widespread and controversial phenomenon. The pressure high-stakes exams put on students is often held responsible for high tutoring rates. Our study tested this ... More

    pp. 172-182

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  17. Early reading and mathematics attainments of children of self-settled recently naturalized refugees in Tanzania

    Laurent Gabriel Ndijuye & Nirmala Rao, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    This study compares the literacy and numeracy attainments of naturalized refugees and the majority rural and urban local children in Tanzania. Samples of 150 pupils were administered Early Grades... More

    pp. 183-193

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  18. Leaving the job half done? An analysis of mid-term withdrawals by facilitators in some adult literacy learning programmes

    Abiy Menkir Gizaw, Adult Education and Community Development Department, Ethiopia; Alan Rogers, Visiting Professor, United Kingdom; Turuwark Zalalam Warkineh, Adult Education and Community Development Department, Ethiopia

    It is widely recognised that the instructors (facilitators) are key to the success of adult literacy learning programmes; yet in many programmes, a considerable number of facilitators withdraw from... More

    pp. 194-206

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  19. Discussing culture and gender-based violence in comprehensive sexuality education in Ethiopia

    Marielle L.J. Le Mat, Hülya Kosar-Altinyelken, Henny M.W. Bos & Monique L.L. Volman

    The effectiveness of education programmes, including comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), to address gender-based violence in schools is under increasing scrutiny. Explanations for the... More

    pp. 207-215

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  20. The influence of migration on the educational aspirations of young men in northern Senegal: Implications for policy

    Anneke Newman

    Ethnographic data from northern Senegal show that many young men expect to succeed through manual work overseas, and doubt the economic utility of school diplomas, leading to minimal investment in ... More

    pp. 216-226

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