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Croft, Alison – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
Poor people are most likely to be disabled, and the exclusion of disabled people from education means that they are also more likely to remain poor. Despite calls for better data to inform the extension of education for disabled children, data in this field remain weak. This paper asks whether a national survey of disability prevalence is the best…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Access to Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Low Income
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Thompson, Paul – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
This paper contests the proposal that learner-centred education (LCE) may simply be a western construct, irrelevant to the current educational needs of developing countries, by arguing that its specific forms will be more effective when introduced through small-scale institutional relationships than through large-scale contracts with national…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Cultural Differences, Student Centered Curriculum, Developing Nations
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Bangay, Colin; Latham, Michael – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
This paper provides an overview of recent trends in basic education provision in India: charting an impressive expansion of enrolment in public schools but a growing concern with the quality of learning. Concerns around quality are seen as a driving factor in the migration of students from the public sector to low fee private schools. While there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Slums, Educational Development, Case Studies
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Graham, Barbara – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
Strong correlations between high levels of poverty and low education outcomes have prompted interventions aimed at raising literacy levels in communities characterised by poverty within Kenya, as in other countries. However, interventions aimed at improving literacy only in the languages of instruction (LOI) may not be the best option for students…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Poverty, Economically Disadvantaged
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Davidson, Marcia; Hobbs, Jenny – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
As governments, donors and implementation organisations re-focus Education for All Goals in terms of quality of education, increasing concerns have been raised over low literacy levels in developing countries. This paper provides key learning from the application of an early reading intervention applied in post-conflict Liberia, which included a…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Intervention, Elementary Education, Developing Nations
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Akyeampong, Kwame; Lussier, Kattie; Pryor, John; Westbrook, Jo – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
Teacher education has an important role in ensuring quality of learning especially for the poorest children. The article draws on a study of teacher preparation for the early primary grades in six African countries--Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda--in reading and mathematics. Initial teacher education had the strongest impact on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics
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Essuman, Ato; Bosumtwi-Sam, Cynthia – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
In an effort to address social imbalances and equity in Ghana's education delivery and to achieve her Education for All (EFA) agenda, some pro-poor programmes have been introduced. Among these is the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) that aims among others, at providing safety nets for the poor, increasing school enrolment in addition to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Schools, Rural Areas
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Murphy, Patricia; Wolfenden, Freda – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
The TESSA (teacher education in sub Saharan Africa) programme aims to improve teacher education at scale by developing open educational resources (OER) that allow sustainable and locally managed pedagogical change in higher education institutions and schools. The article offers a sociocultural theoretical rationale for the pedagogy of mutuality…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Students, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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Sabates, R.; Hossain, A.; Lewin, K.M. – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
This paper examines the relative strength of different factors associated with school drop out using data collected between 2007 and 2009 in Bangladesh. A sample of 9046 children, aged 4-15, was selected across six districts for a household survey focusing on children's school access and experiences. Two groups of children were identified: those…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Correlation
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Kucita, Pawan; Kivunja, Charles; Maxwell, T. W.; Kuyini, Bawa – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
This study employed document analysis and qualitative interviews to explore the perceptions of different Bhutanese stakeholders about multi-grade teaching, which the Bhutanese Government identified as a strategy for achieving quality Universal Primary Education. The data from Ministry officials, teachers and student teachers were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Stakeholders, Primary Education, Student Teachers
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Vaughan, Rosie Peppin – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
This article explores the dynamics of global campaigns for education through a study of the movement for girls' and women's education in India since independence in 1947. In particular, it uses the trajectory of ideas within India to theorise about international collaboration on educational goals, with UNESCO and the World Bank being two of the…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Dunne, Mairead; Ananga, Eric Daniel – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
This paper explores geographies of identity of Ghanaian school dropouts. In particular, we investigate how school dropouts in rural communities construct narratives of identity within and outside school. In our analysis we trace how space, power and identity intersect in accounts of dropping out. Focusing on the narratives of four school…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Braund, Martin; Scholtz, Zena; Sadeck, Melanie; Koopman, Robert – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
South African student teachers were studied to see how they coped with requirements to teach science using argumentation. Lesson observations, plans, reflective logs, post-teaching interviews and assessment of pupils' argumentation were used to compare student teachers' preparedness and interactions with pupils. Two clusters of students were…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Student Teachers, African Studies, Foreign Countries
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Jingning, Zhang – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
The purposes of this micro-level, detailed qualitative study of a university faculty in a large city in China are threefold: to identify the sources of institutional promotion criteria, to illustrate the experiences of frontline faculty members with these criteria and their perceptions of them, and to discuss the possible bearings of the findings…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Evaluation, Criteria, Foreign Countries
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Shafiq, M. Najeeb – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
Little is known about the educational consequences in Iraq during the U.S.-led invasion of 2003-2010. This study examines school enrollment based on the 2007 Iraq Household Socio-Economic Survey. There are three main findings. First, a population-weighted analysis indicates that the school enrollment rate (72.3%) is lower than past Iraqi rates but…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Enrollment Rate, Multivariate Analysis
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