ERIC Number: ED168808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of School Ability on Educational Expectations in Fifteen Countries. IEA (Australia) Report 1977: 1.
This publication is a report which deals with the effects of school characteristics on the educational process and its outcomes. Specifically, the report focuses on the educational expectations of students at age 14 and in their final year of secondary school, and attempts to replicate in 15 countries a model which considers the effects of school socio-economic status and school ability level. When introduced, the model was used to demonstrate that the average ability level of the school had a negative effect on educational expectations. However, the findings of this report suggest that the evidence for the negative effect of school ability is not strong and indicate that further research into a possible country effect would be worthwhile. (Author/GA)
Descriptors: Ability, Academic Standards, Achievement, Aspiration, Educational Research, Expectation, Institutional Characteristics, Performance, School Attitudes, Schools, Science Education, Secondary Education
The Australian Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 210, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 3122 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.