Recent Submissions

  • Selection versus Education: Editorial Introduction 

    Oxenham, John (Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/1980)
  • Employers and Qualifications 

    Oxenham, John (Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/1980)
    SUMMARY Of 70 employers in three countries, not one had tried systematically to determine why a given educational qualification was required for a given job. Nearly all admitted that the minimum educational qualifications ...
  • Is Education Related to Productivity? 

    Little, Angela (Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/1980)
    SUMMARY The proposition that a more educated person is more productive is so well entrenched that few have sought to question it. This paper synthesises IDS research in Mexico, Sri Lanka and Ghana which has attempted to ...
  • The Logic of Students' Employment Expectations 

    Little, Angela (Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/1980)
    SUMMARY What kinds of employment do students expect to achieve when they leave the school system, and what are the chances of those expectations being realised? Data on the expectations of 14 year olds are presented for ...
  • How the Educated Unemployed Youth in Ghana and Sri Lanka Use their Time 

    Boakye, Kwasi (Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/1980)
    SUMMARY Field research in Ghana and Sri Lanka explored how the educated unemployed in the 15–24 age group use their time; this yields implications for social development policy. Most of the youth are not idle, but use ...
  • Curriculum Renewal and Examination Reform: a Case Study from Malaysia 

    Lewin, Keith (Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/1980)
    SUMMARY This paper examines the development and implementation of the Malaysian Integrated Science course in relation to patterns of assessment. After reviewing briefly the nature of the programme, it considers ways in ...
  • The Quality of Education in Rural Ghana and Mexico 

    Brooke, Nigel (Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/1980)
    SUMMARY Studies in six Ghanaian and four Mexican rural schools tried to assess whether the anxiety for entry to modern sector jobs distorted teaching and learning in classrooms. The conclusion was that such anxiety is ...
  • Severing the Links between Education and Careers: the Sobering Experience of China's Urban Schools, 1968?76 

    Unger, Jonathan (Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/1980)
    SUMMARY China's attempt to free the school from having to sort and select people for the ‘better’ jobs in society, and its attempt to base that selection on other than academic criteria, did not have the results hoped ...
  • 2 Economics and the Production Benefits of Education 

    Majumdar, Tapas (Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/1980)
  • 1 Qualifications and Selection at IDS 

    Psacharopoulos, George (Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/1980)
  • The Diploma Disease Revisited 

    Dore, Ronald (Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/1980)
    SUMMARY IDS research has thrown a good deal of light on issues not adequately treated in an earlier attempt to diagnose The Diploma Disease [Dore 1976]. The distinction between vocationally relevant credentials and the ...
  • 3 Educational Qualifications and Productivity 

    Cracknell, B. E.; Wood, D.; Dodd, W.; Griffiths, I. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/1980)
  • 4 Exams and Relevance 

    Husén, Torsten (Institute of Development Studies, 01/05/1980)