The impact of art-education on human Capital: An empirical assessment of a youth orchestra
Publication date: November 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 71Author(s): Pablo Egana-delSol, Dante Contreras, Juan Pablo ValenzuelaAbstractResearch on the causal relation between extracurricular activities and the development of cognitive and socio-emotional outcomes is scarce at the individual level, despite increasing international evidence that such activities are highly relevant and even, in some cases, more effective than traditional school improvement support programs. Based on an unprecedented intervention in the area of music, this paper evaluates the impact of intensive particip...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - September 18, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Constrained school choice in Egypt
Publication date: November 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 71Author(s): Caroline Krafft, Asmaa Elbadawy, Maia SieverdingAbstractThis paper examines patterns of school choice in Egypt from primary through higher education. We use a mixed-methods approach, combining survey data with qualitative in-depth interviews to explore schooling decisions. We find that attendance of private education institutions has increased over time but only at the university level. Azhari (Islamic religious) school attendance at the pre-university level has increased over time. Multivariate models show that gir...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - September 13, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - September 10, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - September 10, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

IJED volume 70
Publication date: Available online 4 September 2019Source: International Journal of Educational DevelopmentAuthor(s): Stephen P. Heyneman (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - September 6, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Challenges facing international faculty at Japanese universities: Main findings from the 2017 national survey
Publication date: November 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 71Author(s): Futao Huang, Tsukasa Daizen, Yangson KimAbstractThe purpose of this study is to explore the main challenges facing full-time international faculty at Japanese universities based on relevant findings from a national survey of them which was carried out from June to August 2017. The study suggests that despite differences in degree, international faculty believed that they experienced many challenges at national, institutional and personal levels. This is especially true in the cases of their responses to the survey q...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - September 3, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Inequality of opportunity in educational attainment in the Middle East and North Africa: Evidence from household surveys
In this study, we find that - even in attending and staying in school- the playing field is not level. (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 31, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Inequalities in Presence of a School Funding Formula: The 15-year Free Education Program in Thailand
Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): Bernard Gauthier, Chaiyuth PunyasavatsutAbstractThis paper examines the capacity of the “15-year Free Education program” (FEP) funding formula in Thailand at reducing inequalities in resource allocation across primary and secondary schools and at narrowing learning outcomes inequalities. The analysis uses data from an education sector survey carried out in 2015-2016 covering 240 public schools, 2463 teachers and 2500 households. We find that while the FEP contributes at reducing disparities in resources p...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 31, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Parental chronic illness and child education: Evidence from children in Indonesia
Publication date: Available online 28 August 2019Source: International Journal of Educational DevelopmentAuthor(s): Sung Soo LimAbstractUsing two waves (2007, 2014) of Indonesian Family Life Survey data, this paper investigates effects of parental chronic illness on educational attainment of children in Indonesia. Studies on this nonpecuniary cost of adult morbidity are rare in the literature despite its significance in future wellbeing of people in developing countries. This paper is distinguished from existing related studies in that it accounts for the duration of illness in the estimation of the effects. The results sh...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 29, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Local governance, education and occupation-education mismatch: Heterogeneous effects on wages in a lower middle income economy
Publication date: November 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 71Author(s): Tuyen Quang Tran, Hiep Hung Pham, Hoa Thi Vo, Hong Thuy Luu, Huong Mai NguyenAbstractUsing data from the first quarter of Labour Force Survey 2018, this paper examines the role of provincial governance, education and job-education mismatch in wage differentials in Vietnam. We find that good provincial governance benefits those in lower wage quantiles more than those in higher wage quantiles. Also, the returns on higher education qualifications (e.g., bachelor’s or master’s degrees) tend to be higher for ...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 29, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Global linguistic capital, global cultural capital: International student migrants in China’s two-track international education market” [Int J Educ Dev 67 94–102]
Publication date: Available online 26 August 2019Source: International Journal of Educational DevelopmentAuthor(s): Claire Seungeun Lee (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 28, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

‘Maybe that’s how they learned in the past, but we don’t learn like this today’: Youth perspectives on violent discipline in Lebanon’s public schools
Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): Lena Bahou, Zeena ZakhariaAbstractThis paper explores students’ experiences of violent school discipline in three urban public schools in Lebanon. Despite being banned by Lebanon’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education, violent discipline, including corporal punishment and verbal humiliation, emerged repeatedly from student accounts as a key barrier to school engagement. Drawing on ethnographic data and a conceptual framework informed by postcolonial and critical peace research, we consider the inter...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Corrigendum To: Inequality of Opportunity in Educational Attainment in the Middle East and North Africa: Evidence From Household Surveys [International Journal of Educational Development (2019) pages [24-43]
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2019Source: International Journal of Educational DevelopmentAuthor(s): (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 18, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

The financial returns to onshore and offshore overseas students at British Universities
Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): Paul BennellAbstractThis is the second of three articles which provide an up-dated comprehensive review of the internationalisation of higher education in the United Kingdom. It presents the key findings of the review with regard to the financial returns to both onshore and offshore overseas student provision. The two main conclusions are (i) the need to maximise the recruitment of high-value onshore overseas students is the main financial driving force for the internationalisation of education in the UK. The income ...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 17, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Changing modalities in international development and research in education: Conceptual and ethical issues
This article critically examines the nature of changing modalities in international development and related research in education. The consequences of contemporary trends and trajectories in these domains are considered with particular reference to their conceptual and ethical implications. Drawing on contemporary social theory, comparative and international research in education, and research ethics, the analysis focuses on North-South research and development partnerships, conceptions of ‘best practice’ in the arenas of education and development, the emergence of large-scale social and educational research mo...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 17, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Palestinian-Jewish bilingual schools in Israel: Unravelling the educational model
Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): Assaf MeshulamAbstractPalestinian-Jewish (“PJ”) bilingual (Arabic-Hebrew) schools in Israel represent a unique educational model that has seen a modest growth in the Israeli education field over the last few decades. A variety of terms are used to define this educational model, including bilingual, binational, multicultural, and integrated, as well as a form of peace education and critical democratic education. This multiplicity of definitions reflects the fact that while all the PJ schools were founded o...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 15, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Intractable conflict in the age of globalisation: An examination of the education system in Israel
Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): Miri YeminiAbstractThis special issue explores various aspects of educational policy formation and enactment in the contemporary Israeli education system, a country where certain groups are dominating over the others in narrating and enacting certain forms of citizenship. The collection contains a high level of integration and collaboration. The papers reveal the tensions, power relationships and struggles that shape policies and their implementation in a country embroiled in a seemingly intractable conflict. (Source...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 10, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

The effect of working on students’ learning in Latin America: Evidence from the learning survey TERCE
Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): Marcos Delprato, Kwame AkyeampongAbstractThere is limited comparable and robust research on the effect of children's work on learning for developing countries. We use matching techniques relying on rich information from the Third Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (TERCE) for 15 Latin American countries and a bounding approach to account for unobservables. We find that work leads to 9 (math) and 13 (reading) points less in achievement for sixth grade students, with a significant variation within the learning ...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 9, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Revisiting educational (in)equity: Measuring educational Gini coefficients for Israeli high schools during the years 2001–2011
Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): Zehorit Dadon-Golan, Iris BenDavid-Hadar, Joseph KleinAbstractEquity in education implies that personal conditions should not interfere with the academic potential. Moreover, equitable education lies the foundation for social-cohesiveness.The research objective is twofold. First, it examines (in)equity using Educational-Gini, at the student level, from an overall nation view, and cross-sectioned by gender, ethnicity, and residency. Second, it analyses the trends of (in)equity in the years 2001-2011.Israel serves as a...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 2, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: September 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 69Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - August 2, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

An ideological clash of worldviews in State religious schools in Israel
Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): Sari Elgad-Klonsky, Eran TamirAbstractThis research examines the division of one religious-Zionist elementary public school in Israel. Led by the Parents’ School Committee (PSC), discussions soon resulted in a fierce religious culture war between two groups of liberal and conservative parents who had two separate visions for the future of the school. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with prominent PSC members. Utilizing Bourdieu’s concept of social field, interviews were analyzed to outline the c...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - July 30, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Toilets for education: Evidence from Kenya’s primary school-level data
This study empirically examines the effects of school toilet provision on the primary-school attendance rate in Kenya. Using over 4200 school-level observations between 2013 and 2015, the results consistently show that an increase in the school toilet availability per student significantly raises the primary school attendance rate among both boys and girls. Moreover, the effects are larger for girls than for boys, and especially for pubescent girls. The results suggest that the provision of school toilets is critical to reduce the gender education gap in developing countries, as well as to improve overall school attendance...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - July 30, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Beyond academics: Dropout prevention summer school programs in the transition to secondary education
This article therefore aims at an in-depth exploration of the benefits and challenges of a Uruguayan summer school program for preventing dropout in the transition to secondary school. Results underpin summer peer interactions, teacher-student relations and extra-curricular activities shape positive pre-entry expectations of at-risk students, which secondary schools cannot always fulfill. (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - July 25, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Examining self-directedness and its relationships with lifelong learning and earnings in Yunnan, Vietnam, Germany, and the United States
This study provides an empirical analysis of the significance of self-directedness in learning in the labor market and further pursuit of education and training among adults in two high-income (Germany, U.S) and two middle-income countries (Vietnam, Yunnan China). We find substantial gaps in the self-directedness measures between low- and high-SES workers. Additionally, self-directedness in learning is rewarded in the labor market in Yunnan and Vietnam. Those who are motivated to learn and are resilient are more likely to pursue further learning opportunities in the high-income countries, as well as in Yunnan China where a...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - July 24, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Editorial for Vol. 69
Publication date: Available online 22 July 2019Source: International Journal of Educational DevelopmentAuthor(s): Stephen P. Heyneman (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - July 23, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

The distributions of teacher qualification: A cross-national study
This study also examines the relationships between national contexts and the distributions of teacher qualifications. The findings suggest that income inequality is negatively associated with within-school exposure gaps to out-of-field reading teachers. The findings from this study support the notion that governments play a critical role in narrowing the gaps of teacher distribution. Specifically, equitable teacher distribution relies on government allocations of teachers more equally between and within schools to better ensure equitable distribution across student socioeconomic status. (Source: International Journal of Ed...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - July 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Teachers’ mental health becoming worse: The case of China
Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): Ruijuan Yang, Xuqun You, Yu Zhang, Ling Lian, Wei FengAbstractEducation is one of the main pillars of sustainable development in a knowledge-based economy. Teachers' mental health is an essential factor affecting the quality of education. Using a cross-temporal meta-analysis, this paper reviewed 116 studies investigating the mental health status of Chinese teachers between 1998 and 2013. Results showed that there was a similar trend in mental health of different types of teachers and their mental health was generally...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - July 12, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Improving education equality and quality: Evidence from a natural experiment in China
Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): Yu Zhang, Fei Qin, Juanjuan LiuAbstractEducation policies which return both quality and equality are important not only to students but also for the sustainable development of society as a whole. It is important to investigate the efficacy of such policies to build a knowledge base for future research and practice. Framed by prior research and a model of policy optimization, this paper reports on a natural experiment which involved analysis of nine years of panel data. The results indicate that the case study high sc...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - July 12, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Pride and the True Colors of the Holy Land: School Climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students in Israel
Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): Oren Pizmony-Levy, Avner Rogel, Guy ShiloAbstractIn conjunction with global efforts, Israel has committed to promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students’ rights to a safe, affirming learning environment. Given Israeli society’s mostly negative perception of homosexuality as well as the growing role of religious parties in the government, the authors question the extent to which this commitment is realized. Using data from the Israeli School Climate Survey conducted in 2016 (n ...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - July 11, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

College expectations and choices: Explaining the gaps in college enrollment for high- and low-SES students in China
This study aims to better understand how college expectations influence college enrollment during the process of transition from high school to college, using a baseline and follow-up survey of high school students from Shaanxi Province in China. The findings show that students from low-SES families tended to have higher college expectations, whereas students from high-SES families were more likely to be accepted into college and more likely to attend college, even conditional on admission. We also found different patterns in college application behaviors between high- and low-SES students. Students from high-SES families ...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - July 6, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

The link between educational expenditures and student learning outcomes: Evidence from Cyprus
Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): Leonidas Kyriakides, Andreas Stylianou, Maria Eliophotou MenonAbstractThe paper investigates the relationship between educational expenditures and student learning outcomes in the Republic of Cyprus. Using Multilevel Regression Analysis and Discriminant Function Analysis, we investigate the extent to which changes in the effectiveness status of schools can be related to changes in educational investment. Based on the findings, educational investment had a positive effect on the effectiveness status of a school if inv...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - July 6, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Does higher education expansion in Cambodia make access to education more equal?
Publication date: October 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70Author(s): Phal CheaAbstractThis paper provides empirical evidence on the trends of how demand-side factors predict the probabilities of enrollment in higher education in Cambodia between 2004 and 2014, using nationally representative household survey data with multinomial logistic regression approach. The findings suggest that higher education expansion in Cambodia is in favor of students from affluent families residing in the capital. However, students of disadvantaged backgrounds are likely to benefit more from the higher ed...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - June 30, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Spending privately for education in Nepal. Who spends more on it and why?
Publication date: September 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 69Author(s): Khondoker Abdul Mottaleb, Dil Bahadur Rahut, Asankha PallegedaraAbstractUsing information collected from the Nepal Living Standards Survey (NLSS) 2010-11, this study shows that in Nepal, relatively rich, more educated and urban parents are more likely to send their children to private schools and hire tutors for private tuition. Thus, they spend more on children education. In contrast, economically lagging, less educated, backward caste and rural households mostly send their children to public schools, where the pu...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - June 26, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Investing in school readiness: A comparison of different early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia
Publication date: September 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 69Author(s): Nozomi Nakajima, Amer Hasan, Haeil Jung, Sally Brinkman, Menno Pradhan, Angela KinnellAbstractThis paper documents that children in rural Indonesia participate in a great variety of early childhood education pathways. Three key factors predict early education pathways: household wealth, mother’s education, and the quality of available services. We also find that children who enrolled in playgroup programs at age 3–4 followed by kindergarten programs at age 5–6 scored significantly higher on primar...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - June 21, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: July 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 68Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - June 12, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Strategic instrument or social institution: Rationalized myths of the university in stakeholder perceptions of higher education reform in Poland
Publication date: September 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 69Author(s): Marta A. ShawAbstractEuropean universities have come under reform pressures to make them instruments of social and economic development, compromising their earlier status as socially buffered institutions. The aim of this paper was to investigate the hypothesis that tensions and inconsistencies in recent higher education reforms in Poland trace back to a fundamental conflict between institutional and instrumental visions of the university. Findings suggest an intersection of “rationalized myths” that lo...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - June 11, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Understanding Chinese rural-to-urban migrant children’s education predicament: A dual system perspective
This article intends to shed light on the plight of these migrant children by elaborating on the relationship between the Chinese rural-urban dual system and the practice of development in China. The article concludes that these migrant children, stranded between the two systems, are the de facto victims of Chinese development, which has been based on a long-maintained “one country, two societies” strategy since the 1950s (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - June 5, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Measuring literacy outcomes for the blind and for the deaf: Nationally representative results from Kenya
Publication date: September 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 69Author(s): Benjamin Piper, Jennae Bulat, Dunston Kwayumba, John Oketch, Lilian Gangla (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - June 5, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

IJED Editorial
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2019Source: International Journal of Educational DevelopmentAuthor(s): Stephen P. Heyneman (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - June 5, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

From ideological tensions to pedagogical solutions: Narratives of Israeli arab-palestinian civics teachers
This study wishes to advance the ongoing discourses of civic education and practices of teaching civics by focusing on the realities of minority civics teachers, who are in conflictual relations with the ruling majority. Focusing on narratives of eight Israeli Arab-Palestinian civics teachers, we traced three central ideological tensions that they encountered: 1) Between conflicting identities; 2) Between the official curriculum and students’ lived experiences, and 3) Between active and passive modes of citizenship. The main argument highlights the teachers’ reflections on pedagogy and teaching practices seen b...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - May 29, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Effects of Private Tutoring on English Performance: Evidence from Senior High Students in Taiwan
Publication date: July 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 68Author(s): Chang Chih-HaoAbstractPrivate tutoring has expanded as a global phenomenon and is receiving increasing research attention, but evaluation studies on private tutoring are lacking. By performing a control-group pretest-posttest experiment, this study examined the effectiveness of English private tutoring (EPT) on the academic performance of Taiwanese secondary school learners. One group of students (N = 100) participated in EPT for three months and was compared to a non-tutored control group (N =&thin...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - May 24, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

“Glocal” neoliberal trends in Israeli education: The case of religionization
Publication date: July 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 68Author(s): Clara SabbaghAbstractAs a political mechanism in Israeli education, statism (Mamlachtiut) has operated to enhance the nation-state’s goals and ensure equality of opportunities. I demonstrate that global neoliberal trends have eroded the Israeli statist (Mamlachti) education system, giving rise to a new, partially privatized “quasi-market” educational platform. Within this dynamic, Israeli Education Ministry officials can be seen as actors determined to promote the privatization of the public education ...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - May 24, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Education inequality in Mongolia: Measurement and causes
Publication date: July 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 68Author(s): Otgontugs Banzragch, Suguru Mizunoya, Munkhireedui BayarjargalAbstractUsing data from the LSMS 2002 and HSES 2012 in Mongolia, we have estimated the educational Gini coefficients by years of schooling for adults and by school attendance rate for children. The Gini coefficient measured by using years of schooling for the population aged 19 and above decreased from 0.274 in 2002 to 0.178 in 2012. For adults of both genders, educational inequality has declined while the Gini coefficients are consistently higher in rural ar...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - May 21, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Correlates of children’s travel to school in Johannesburg-Soweto—Evidence from the Birth to Twenty Plus (Bt20+) study, South Africa
Publication date: July 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 68Author(s): Julia de Kadt, Alastair van Heerden, Linda Richter, Seraphim AlvanidesAbstractPrior work on data obtained from the urban Johannesburg-Soweto based Birth to Twenty Plus (Bt20+) cohort has documented extensive levels of travel to school in the early post-apartheid era (1997–2003), with fewer than 20% of children attending the age-appropriate school closest to their home (de Kadt et al., 2014). These extremely high levels of schooling mobility impose costs on children and families, as well as the educational system m...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - May 19, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Association between completing secondary education and adulthood outcomes in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda
Publication date: July 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 68Author(s): Amita Chudgar, Youngran Kim, Alyssa Morley, Jutaro SakamotoAbstractIn this paper we examine descriptively the relationships between completed secondary education and social, informational, and economic adulthood outcomes of 15–24 year old males and females in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. We find that completing secondary education is associated with higher media access and somewhat better health related knowledge. However we also find that completing secondary education is not necessarily associated with a...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - May 12, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: May 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 67Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - May 10, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Joined-up government? Insights from education during DFID’s first decade
Publication date: July 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 68Author(s): Carew B.W. TreffgarneAbstractThe establishment of DFID and the emergence of a new policy of international development counts as one of the major achievements of the first ten years of the Labour government, 1997–2007.Clare Short’s leadership brought a commitment and a vision to DFID’s emerging identity, but support from Blair and Brown was also crucial in carving out a decisive role for the new Department nationally and internationally. ‘Joined up government’ was an important strategy embra...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - May 10, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Reward or punishment? An examination of the relationship between teacher and parent behavior and test scores in the Gambia
Publication date: July 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 68Author(s): Sara Gundersen, Michael McKayAbstractUsing the 2011 round of the Africa Program for Education Impact Evaluation Survey, we examine the prevalence of corporal punishment and praise in both school and home settings. We find that corporal punishment is highly prevalent, with 70% of students reporting that their teachers engaged in corporal punishment and 11.7% of students reporting being beaten themselves the day before the survey was given. Beating is more prevalent in high quality schools and is associated with lower fou...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - May 3, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Invited Essay: It’s past time to fix the broken international architecture for education
Publication date: July 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 68Author(s): Nicholas Burnett (Source: International Journal of Educational Development)
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - May 1, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Mobility of sub-Saharan Africa doctoral graduates from South African universities—A tracer study
This article reports on a novel approach to tracing the career paths of recent doctoral graduates from South African universities. Little was previously known regarding the mobility of students from sub-Saharan Africa who obtain their doctoral degrees in South Africa’s universities, despite this group comprising over a third of South Africa’s total doctoral graduates. Given South Africa’s high-level skills shortage, and the fact such students are subsidized by the South African taxpayer, their career trajectory on completion is of interest to policy. A tracer study styled as MOTHS – Mobility of the ...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - April 30, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research