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Handbook of International Development and Education

Edited by Pauline Dixon, Professor of International Development and Education, Steve Humble, Teaching Fellow, Mathematics and Chris Counihan, Research Associate, Development and Education, Newcastle University, UK
This Handbook considers the myths and untruths that currently exist in international development and education. Using historic and contemporary evidence, this compendium redefines the international development narrative through a new understanding of 'what works', drawn from pragmatic ideas and approaches.
Extent: 560 pp
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Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78347 353 3
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This Handbook considers the myths and untruths that currently exist in international development and education. Using historic and contemporary evidence, this compendium redefines the international development narrative through a new understanding of 'what works', drawn from pragmatic ideas and approaches.

Collaborative efforts from esteemed academics and practitioners outline the current plans to improve systems and offer better outcomes for the poor. The resultant sections offer a new direction for policy renewal and research development in education. These twenty-eight chapters are therefore a reflection of how modern developing economies operate within a diverse economic, cultural and ethical landscape. They represent an important argument in light of the quest to achieve ‘quality education for all’; discuss poverty reduction strategies; and offer innovative vistas for future development in research, policy and practice.

Offering real policy initiatives, this Handbook provides researchers, practitioners and policymakers with essential up-to-date information, including empirical evidence for replication or implementation. It is also a valuable resource for students and those involved in international development and education.
Contributors: J. Alwindi, T. Andrabi, M. Aslam, G. Ayittey, J. Centenera, C.J. Counihan, J. Das, P. Dixon, A.J. Egalite, G. Elacqua, O.I. Eshiet, E.A. Hanushek, J. Härmä, D. Hawker, S.P. Heyneman, S. Humble, A.I. Khwaja, J. Kimmitt, M. Latham, D. Longfield, M. Martinez, J.G. Maree, P. Marshall, S. Mitra, E. Mpofu, K. Ntinda, T. Oakland, V. Pota, B. Rangaraj, S. Rawal, H. Santos, E.G. Seeco, B. Snowdon, J. Stanfield, J. Stern, J. Tooley, L. Woessman, P. Wolf
Contents:

Preface

PART I DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION
1. Introduction to Part 1
Pauline Dixon

2. The Economic Impact of Educational Quality
Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessman

3. Development and Education
Stephen Heyneman and Jonathan Stern

4. The Role of Human Capital in Economic Development
Brian Snowdon

PART II EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
5. Introduction to Part II
Steve Humble

6. Delivering Education: A Pragmatic Framework for Improving Education in Low Income Countries
Tahi Andrabi, Jishnu Das and Asim Ijaz Khwaja

7. Affordable Learning: Transforming Education at the Bottom of the Pyramid
James Stanfield

8. The Private Schools Revolution in Patna, Bihar, India
James Tooley and Baladevan Rangaraju

9. Private Schooling for Development: A Review
Joanna Härmä

10. Low Cost Private Schools in the Slums of Colombia
Joni Alwindi

11. Improving the Status and Quality of Teachers in Developing Countries
Vikas Pota

12. Education in Post Conflict Zones: A Case Study of South Sudan
David Longfield

PART III PEDAGOGY AND POLICY FOR DEVELOPMENT
13. Introduction to Part III
Chris Counihan

14. Teachers – An Indispensable Asset: Examining Teacher Effectiveness in South Asia
Monazza Aslam and Shenila Rawal

15. Teaching Reading Skills through Synthetic Phonics: An Example from Nigeria
Olubusola I. Eshiet

16. Endogenous Education in India and the Implications of Universal Peer Teaching in the 19th Century
Chris Counihan

17. Baseline Assessment in an International Context
David Hawker

18. Locality, Observability and Community Action (LOCUM) in Test Development and use in Emerging Education Settings
Elias Mpofu, Thomas Oakland, Kati Ntinda, Jacobus G. Maree and Elizabeth G. Seeco

19. In Search of Human Capital – Identifying Gifted Children in Poor Areas of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Steve Humble

20. From Hole in the Wall to School in the Cloud
Sugata Mitra

PART IV ACCESS, AID AND FINANCING EDUCATION
21. Introduction to Part IV
Pauline Dixon

22. Why Africa Remains Poor
George Ayittey

23. Voucher Policies and the Response of for Profit and Religious Schools: Evidence from Chile
Gregory Elacqua, Matias Marinez and Humberto Santos

24. Examining the Role of the Entrepreneur in Development and Education
Jonathan Kimmett

25. Private School Choice in Developing Countries: Experimental Results from Delhi, India
Patrick Wolf, Anna J. Egalite and Pauline Dixon

26. International Aid and Schooling for the Poor
Pauline Dixon, Steve Humble and Paul Marshall

27. Formulating The Recipe for the Ideal Low-Cost Private School – Hints on the Ingredients
James Centenera

28. Community Participation and School Based Management
Michael Latham

Index