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International Journal of Educational Development

July 2018 Volume 61, Number 1

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Number of articles: 19

  1. U.S. higher education reform: Origins and impact of student curricular choice

    Robert W. Elliott, School of Foreign Languages, China; Valerie Osland Paton, Higher Education, United States

    Charles W. Eliot’s revision of curriculum through the elective system has had significant influence on U.S. higher education. Contemporary concerns about constrained resources and “efficiency”... More

    pp. 1-4

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  2. The Brazilian higher education evaluation model: “SINAES” sui generis?

    Cleber Augusto Pereira, Centre for Research in Political Science (CICP), Portugal; Joaquim Filipe Ferraz Esteves Araujo, School of Economics and Management, Portugal; Maria de Lourdes Machado-Taylor, Center for Researcher in Higher Education Policies (CIPES), Portugal

    A study applied to the context of Higher Education (HE) accreditation and evaluation in Brazil. It discusses recent reforms within the context of the Brazilian evaluation model. The changes brought... More

    pp. 5-15

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  3. Teaching in conflict settings: Dimensions of subjective wellbeing in Arab teachers living in Israel and Palestine

    Guido Veronese & Alessandro Pepe, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy; Jamal Dagdukee, Galilee Society, Israel; Shaher Yaghi, Institute of Arab Research & Studies, Egypt

    The aim of the study was to identify domains of wellbeing that are salient to Palestinian teachers in West Bank, Gaza Strip and Israel. We set out to identify the social and environmental factors... More

    pp. 16-26

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  4. Dynamics of gender justice, conflict and social cohesion: Analysing educational reforms in Pakistan

    Naureen Durrani, Centre for International Education, United Kingdom; Anjum Halai, Institute for educational Development, Pakistan

    This paper analyses the role of national level reforms in the school curriculum and initial teacher education in gender justice in conflict-affected Pakistan, using a multidisciplinary framework... More

    pp. 27-39

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  5. Health and education during industrialization: Evidence from early twentieth century Japan

    Kota Ogasawara

    By exploiting the detailed information available from the household surveys conducted in Tokyo after the First World War, this study investigates children's status in working-class households in... More

    pp. 40-54

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  6. Assessing literacy and numeracy among primary school students: A pilot survey in rural Bangladesh

    John Richards, School of Public Policy, Canada; Mohammad Shahidul Islam, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bangladesh

    Bangladesh dramatically increased its primary school completion rate over the last decade. However, there exist serious concerns about the level of learning among students who do complete. This... More

    pp. 55-63

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  7. Using Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) data for targeted instructional support: Learning profiles and instructional needs in Indonesia

    Jonathan M.B. Stern, Margaret M. Dubeck & Anna Dick

    For many years, education researchers have grouped students into categories based on their skills and abilities. This research can help teachers and curriculum developers to understand the... More

    pp. 64-71

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  8. The political economy of teacher management reform in Indonesia

    Andrew Rosser, University of Melbourne, Australia; Mohamad Fahmi, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia

    Indonesia faces serious problems in the number, cost, quality and distribution of teachers. In recent years, its central government has introduced a range of reforms to address these problems but... More

    pp. 72-81

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  9. School-based teacher hiring and achievement inequality: A comparative perspective

    Seong Won Han

    The study examines associations between school-based teacher hiring and achievement inequality in mathematics and science. Using a nationally representative sample of 295,416 students from 34 OECD ... More

    pp. 82-91

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  10. Education and transition to work: Evidence from Vietnam, Cambodia and Nepal

    Shuang Chen

    Against the background of education expansion and economic transformations, little is known about how education shapes the transition to work in developing countries. Drawing on the cases of... More

    pp. 92-105

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  11. Regional collaboration to strengthen education for nationals & Syrian refugees in Arabic speaking host countries

    Louisa Visconti, Center for the Study of Genocide & Human Rights, United States; Diane Gal, School for Graduate Studies, United States

    The international community launched the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) to help meet the needs of more than 4.8 million registered Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and ... More

    pp. 106-116

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  12. Post-colonial dilemmas in the construction of Ghanaian citizenship education: National unity, human rights and social inequalities

    Madeleine Arnot, Faculty of Education, United Kingdom; Leslie Casely-Hayford, Associates for Change, Ghana; Thomas Yeboah, Centre of Development Studies, United Kingdom

    This article contributes to the growing interest in the compromises which African models of citizenship education make between Western and indigenous curricular agendas. It traces how Nkrumah’s... More

    pp. 117-126

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  13. School-level resource allocation and education outcomes in Sri Lanka

    Ashani Abayasekara & Nisha Arunatilake

    Sri Lanka’s public education system suffers from poor examination outcomes and wide disparities in academic achievement across schools. Using School Census data for the year 2016 and a multilevel... More

    pp. 127-141

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  14. “There is still peace. There are no wars.”: Prioritizing unity over diversity in Botswana’s social studies policies and practices and the implications for positive peace

    Bethany Mulimbi & Sarah Dryden-Peterson

    This article examines the ways in which education policy and practice in Botswana negotiate tensions between assimilationist and multiculturalist approaches to ethnic diversity. We find that the... More

    pp. 142-154

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  15. Factors associated with private-public school performance: Analysis of TALIS-PISA link data

    Marcos Delprato, Centre for International Education, United Kingdom; Amita Chudgar, College of Education, United States

    We use measures of competitive pressure, administrative autonomy and staffing practices to explain the private-public performance difference in Australia, Portugal and Spain using the TALIS-PISA... More

    pp. 155-172

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  16. Making sense of low private returns in MENA: A human capital approach

    Ian Kingsbury

    Several scholars and media outlets have identified the low rate of return to education in the Arab World as a root cause of unrest and upheaval (; ; ; ). Yet, a close inspection of extant... More

    pp. 173-183

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  17. Determinants of schooling and academic achievements: Comparison between children with and without disabilities in India

    Takaki Takeda, University of Tokyo, Japan; Kamal Lamichhane, Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED), Japan

    Using nationally representative data from the 2005 India Human Development Survey, we identified the determinants of children’s school progression and academic achievements. Results revealed... More

    pp. 184-195

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  18. Exploring the recruitment and training of peer facilitators in a South African University

    Magdaline Tanga & Cosmas Maphosa, Faculty of Education, South Africa

    The high failure and retention rates at universities, despite peer academic support programmes, have necessitated a critical exploration of the recruitment and training of peer facilitators. Face... More

    pp. 196-203

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  19. International students’ experiences in China: Does the planned reverse mobility work?

    Wen Wen, Die Hu & Jie Hao

    This study examines the influx of international students to China in recent years and the corresponding internationalization strategies in the higher education sector. In assessing international... More

    pp. 204-212

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