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International Journal of Educational Development

April 2019 Volume 66, Number 1

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Number of articles: 24

  1. Disaster risk reduction in early childhood education: Effects on preschool quality and child outcomes

    Kerrie Proulx, Alliance for Human Development, Canada; Frances Aboud, Department of Psychology, Canada

    Research on disaster risk reduction (DDR) initiatives for preschool-aged children is lacking and the potential contribution of young children (e.g. under 6 years old) to reducing the risks and... More

    pp. 1-7

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  2. Developmental origins of secondary school dropout in rural India and its differential consequences by sex: A biosocial life-course analysis

    Akanksha A. Marphatia & Alice M. Reid, Department of Geography, United Kingdom; Chittaranjan S. Yajnik, Diabetes Unit, India

    We developed a biosocial life-course conceptual approach to investigate maternal and household predictors of secondary school dropout, and to ascertain whether the consequences of dropout differ... More

    pp. 8-23

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  3. Inequality of opportunity in educational attainment in the Middle East and North Africa: Evidence from household surveys

    Ragui Assaad, University of Minnesota, United States; Rana Hendy, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar; Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, Virginia Tech, United States

    Education is widely considered as the most important path to social mobility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), yet there are very few studies of the extent to which it fulfills this... More

    pp. 24-43

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  4. Examining research productivity of faculty in selected leading public universities in Kenya

    Fredrick Muyia Nafukho, Caroline S. Wekullo & Machuma Helen Muyia

    The purpose of this study was to examine research productivity of faculty at two leading Kenyan public universities. The analysis showed that the research productivity of faculty varied by gender, ... More

    pp. 44-51

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  5. Perspectives of dropped-out children on their dropping out from public secondary schools in rural Pakistan

    Abdul Waheed Mughal & Jo Aldridge, Department of Social Sciences, United Kingdom; Mark Monaghan, Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, United Kingdom

    The world can only meet prescribed educational targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if all boys and girls complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education by 2030... More

    pp. 52-61

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  6. How peace education motivates youth peacebuilding: Examples from Pakistan

    Alexander Cromwell

    This article examines the impact of four peace education programs involving Pakistani youth to illuminate peace education’s role in peacebuilding efforts in conflict contexts. It argues that alumni... More

    pp. 62-69

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  7. Shelter in a storm: A case study exploring the use of psycho-social protection Strategies in non-formal refugee education in Lebanon

    Morten Greaves, Mona Nabhani & Rima Bahous

    There is broad international consensus that education provides a pathway towards rehabilitation for children affected by conflict. However, educators working in the field of refugee education must ... More

    pp. 70-77

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  8. Early schooling teachers’ learning from a formal teacher development programme in South Africa

    Iben Christiansen, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Sweden; Carol Bertram, School of Education, South Africa

    Continuing professional development for teachers is seen as an important factor in improving South African education. However, few studies have interrogated the extent to which teachers develop... More

    pp. 78-87

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  9. The “social soldier” and the mission to “retrieve the lost honor”: An ideal image of the desired graduate of an Israeli general pre-military academy

    Ayman Agbaria & Zach Shmueli

    This article examines the desired image of the graduate of one secular Israeli pre-military academy. Drawing on a qualitative case study based on in-depth interviews with staff, students, and... More

    pp. 88-95

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  10. The politics of the education budget: Financing mass secondary education in Tanzania (2004–2012)

    Sonia Languille

    This article examines the budget dimension of the rapid expansion of secondary education in Tanzania since 2004. It aims to illuminate important challenges associated with the current international... More

    pp. 96-104

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  11. Forced private tutoring in Egypt: Moving away from a corrupt social norm

    Sebastian Ille & Mike W. Peacey

    Egypt stands as a showcase for a practice of private tutoring which severely impedes quality of education. Teachers compel students to pay for additional private tutoring, putting increased... More

    pp. 105-118

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  12. Hyperpoliticised internationalisation in a pariah university: An Israeli institution in the occupied West Bank

    Annette Bamberger & Paul Morris, UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom; Yaniv Weinreb & Miri Yemini, Tel Aviv University, Israel

    Internationalisation in higher education is often portrayed as a value-neutral intervention driven predominantly by economic motives yet advocated and prescribed for humanitarian purposes. In this ... More

    pp. 119-128

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  13. Impact of vocational education and training on adult skills and employment: An applied multilevel analysis

    Su Jung Choi & Jin Chul Jeong, Seoul National University; Seoung Nam Kim, Korean Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training

    Vocational education and training has played a central role in promoting the school-to-work transition of young people. Despite this role, the return to Vocational Education and Training (VET) has ... More

    pp. 129-138

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  14. Ensuring quality education? Low-fee private schools and government regulation in three sub-Saharan African capitals

    Joanna Härmä

    Low-fee private schools are currently relied upon by many low-income families, particularly in urban areas under-served by government. A common response includes calls for effective regulation if... More

    pp. 139-146

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  15. The deployment of internally displaced teachers (DR Congo): A “real governance” approach

    Cyril Owen Brandt

    Through qualitative research in the Democratic Republic of Congo, this article explores the deployment of internally displaced teachers. Rather than understanding deployment as a technical matter, ... More

    pp. 147-154

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  16. The impact of higher education on unemployed Turkish people’s attitudes toward gender: A multilevel analysis

    Enes Gök & Burak Aydın, Department of Educational Sciences, Turkey; John C. Weidman, University of Pittsburgh, United States

    This study investigated the effect of college on unemployed people’s attitudes toward gender in Turkey. Gender, age, income, and the number of household members were also included in the model as... More

    pp. 155-163

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  17. Exploring the attributes and practices of alumni associations that advance social change

    Anne C. Campbell, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, United States; Aryn R. Baxter, Arizona State University, United States

    Through a multi-case study, this research explores how three higher education alumni associations organize to influence social change in Georgia, Ghana, and Mongolia. All organizations started as... More

    pp. 164-172

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  18. The relationship between contextual characteristics and the intergenerational correlation of education in developing countries

    Michelle S.M. Momo, Iryna Rud, Sofie J. Cabus, Kristof De Witte & Wim Groot

    We investigate the importance of contextual variables in explaining the differences in the correlation of education from parents to children in 48 developing countries. The contextual... More

    pp. 173-183

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  19. Social responsibility and engagement in higher education: Case of the ASEAN

    Lorraine Pe Symaco, College of Education, China; Meng Yew Tee, Faculty of Education, Malaysia

    This article discusses the role of ASEAN universities in social responsibility and sustainable development. Selected country case studies are presented to describe the changing role of universities... More

    pp. 184-192

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  20. Evolution of the inequality of educational opportunities from secondary education to university

    Jaime Andrés Sarmiento Espinel & Adriana Carolina Silva Arias, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Colombia; Edwin van Gameren, El Colegio de México

    Education is an instrument for citizens to improve their welfare and income, but opportunities to access and attain education are unequally distributed. This paper analyzes how predetermined... More

    pp. 193-202

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