Journal of International Cooperation in Education Vol.14 No.2 (October 2011)


Improving the Provision of Quality Education: Perspectives from Textbook Research

Aaron Benavot

University at Albany-State University of New York, USA


Current Trends in History and Social Studies Textbook Research

Eckhardt Fuchs

Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Germany


Diversity in Civic Education: Finland in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Patricia Bromley

University of Utah, USA

Elina Mäkinen

Stanford University, USA


Thinking Comparatively about the Textbook: Oscillating Between the National, the International and the Global

Eleftherios Klerides

University of Cyprus, Cyprus


Teaching Politics and Citizenship: The Political Uses of the Curriculum in Argentina

Silvina Gvirtz

Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina Ivana Zacarias National University of San Martìn, Argentina


Equilibrium on Diversity and Fragility: Civic and Ethical Education Textbooks in Democratizing Ethiopia

Shoko Yamada

Nagoya University, Japan


Comparing the Cultural Contents of Mandarin Reading Textbooks in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan

Yi-Jung Wu

Shih Hsin University, Taiwan


The Representation of ‘Others’ in Israeli Schoolbooks: A Multimodal Analysis

Nurit Peled-Elhanan

Hebrew University of Jerusalem and David Yellin Teachers College, Israel


Social Studies and Humanities Textbooks in Post-Socialist Bulgaria      

Irene Psifidou

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), Greece


Basic Technology Textbooks in Nigerian Secondary Schools: A Quality and Content Analysis      

Blessing F. Adeoye

University of Lagos, Nigeria

Oladiran S. Olabiyi

University of Lagos, Nigeria


Preserving National Identity and Fostering Happiness in an Era of Globalization: A Comparative Exploration of Values and Moral Education in Bhutan and Japan


Riho Sakurai

Hiroshima University, Japan


 Decentralization and Accountability Contexts: District Education Officers’ Perspectives on Education in Post-Devolution Pakistan

 Taro Komatsu

Department of Education Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota, USA


 The Role of Distance Teacher Education in Increasing the Supply of Primary School Teachers in Sub-Saharan Africa

 Daniel N. Sifuna

Department of Educational Foundations, School of Education, Kenyatta University, Kenya