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Hallinger, Philip; Lee, Moosung – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
In 1999 Thailand passed an ambitious national educational law that paved the way for major reforms in teaching, learning and school management. Despite the ambitious vision of reform embedded in this law, recent studies suggest that implementation progress has been slow, uneven, and lacking deep penetration onto classrooms. Carried out ten years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Profiles, Human Resources
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Sua, Tan Yao; Ngah, Kamarudin; Darit, Sezali Md. – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
This study surveys 200 Malay students enrolled in three Chinese primary schools in relation to three issues, i.e., parental choice of schooling, learning processes and inter-ethnic friendship patterns. The three issues are explored through a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Parental expectations for their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Sengupta, Atanu; Pal, Naibedya Prasun – International Journal of Educational Development, 2012
Primary education is essential for the economic development in any country. Most studies give more emphasis to the final output (such as literacy, enrolment etc.) rather than the delivery of the entire primary education system. In this paper, we study the school level data from an Indian district, collected under the official DISE statistics. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Institutional Evaluation, Elementary Schools
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Tabulawa, Richard – International Journal of Educational Development, 2011
Using a global-local dialectic approach, this paper traces the rise of the basic education programme in the 1980s and 1990s in Botswana and its subsequent attenuation in the 2000s. Amongst the local forces that led to the rise of BEP were Botswana's political project of nation-building; the country's dire human resources situation in the decades…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Climate, Human Resources, Youth Employment
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Smith, Michele; Barrett, Angeline M. – International Journal of Educational Development, 2011
This paper considers what multilevel modelling approaches to analysing large scale cross-national surveys of education quality can tell us about the capabilities that support primary school children in learning to read. The impact of pupil background characteristics on achievement in reading towards the end of the primary cycle in sub-Saharan…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Status, Low Income, Grade 6
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Polat, Filiz – International Journal of Educational Development, 2011
This article discusses the theoretical relationships between inclusion in education and social justice. It draws on Martha Nussbaum's use of the capability approach is given as one of the few philosophical and political theories that places disability/impairment in the social justice debate. The article goes on to present findings from the initial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Action Research, Educational Quality
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Zuze, Tia L.; Leibbrandt, Murray – International Journal of Educational Development, 2011
The intent of this study is to understand both direct and indirect resource effects in the context of a mass education system in Uganda. We find that under certain conditions, policies that promote physical resource availability can lead to substantial equity gains. A school's social composition appears to improve educational quality but it is…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Equal Education
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Chiu, Mei-Shiu; Whitebread, David – International Journal of Educational Development, 2011
This paper aims to investigate the ways in which four Grade 5 teachers perceived and implemented a new constructivist mathematics curriculum, after all their past experience of traditional mathematics in Taiwan. The meaning and indicators of constructivist and traditional mathematics were explored and developed based on reviews of three countries'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics Curriculum, Grade 5
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Bagaka's, Joshua Gisemba – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
The study examined variations in district performance in KCPE national examination in Kenya between 2001 and 2007. The individual change model revealed that district poverty rate was not a significant predictor of either the initial district performance (2001) or the rate of change over the seven-year period. The regional context of North Eastern…
Descriptors: Poverty, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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De Lisle, Jerome; Smith, Peter; Jules, Vena – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
This study analyzed the spatial distribution of gender differentials in Mathematics and Language Arts on national assessments of educational achievement in the primary school system of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The findings indicate statistically significant medium-sized differences favouring females on Language Arts primarily in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Elementary School Students, Achievement Tests
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Moyi, Peter – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
Malawi was the first country after the Jomtien conference to offer free primary education. Despite this policy, universal education has remained elusive. Many children do enroll in school, but not at the official/recommended age and drop out before completing school. Understanding these transition points--entry and completion--is critical to the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Elementary Education, Enrollment, Developing Nations
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Omwami, Edith Mukudi; Omwami, Raymond K. – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
The authors use population census data to project school enrolment for Kenya. They also employ current education sector budget and national revenue base statistics to model the sector budget and to forecast the revenue base growth required to sustain universal primary education (UPE). The 2003 fiscal year unit cost of education is used as the base…
Descriptors: Investment, Income, Foreign Countries, Unit Costs
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Luschei, Thomas F.; Carnoy, Martin – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
In this paper we discuss results from an analysis of a large dataset that includes virtually all sixth-grade students in Uruguay in 1996. We analyze the relationship between teacher attributes and student achievement scores and we explore the distribution of teachers according to characteristics identified as important by this analysis. We find…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, Latin Americans
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Bantwini, Bongani D. – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
The meanings that a teacher attaches to the new curriculum reforms act as his or her map on the curriculum implementation journey, and these usually determine the success of the education reforms. This research article explores the meanings attached to the new Science curriculum reforms by primary school teachers in a school district in South…
Descriptors: Barriers, Curriculum Development, School Districts, Educational Change
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Liu, Chengfang; Zhang, Linxiu; Luo, Renfu; Rozelle, Scott; Loyalka, Prashant – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
We examine the impact of primary school mergers on academic performance of students using a dataset that we collected using a survey designed specifically to examine changes in the academic performance of students before and after their schools were merged. We use difference-in-differences and propensity score matching approaches and demonstrate…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Age Differences
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