ERIC Number: ED117120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep-19
Reference Count: N/A
A Simultaneous Equations Model of the Educational Process.
Boardman, Anthony E.; And Others
This paper develops and estimates a model of the educational process. Most researchers have relied on a single equation, educational production function, which is an unrealistic formulation. A pupil's achievement, motivation, expectations, self-concept, and his perceived parents' and teachers' expectations are determined jointly, not independently. For this reason, this research models the educational process by a set of simultaneous equasions. Utilizing a sample of over 16,000 twelfth grade pupils from the Equality of Educational Opportunity Survey combined with information on their teachers and principals, two stage least squares are used to estimate the parameters of a linear model. The sign and significance of the regression coefficients provide important guidelines for the manipulation of policy variables such as the teacher-pupil ratio, school facilities, and racial composition. (RC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Data Analysis, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Family Characteristics, Grade 12, Locus of Control, Mathematical Models, Motivation, Peer Groups, Performance Criteria, Predictor Variables, Racial Differences, Self Concept, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics
Not Available Separately; See TM 004 649
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A