ERIC Number: ED202152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
The Determinants of School Achievement: A Review of the Research for Developing Countries.
Schiefelbein, Ernesto; Simmons, John
A review of 26 multivariate or "production function" studies provides the basis for this discussion of the determinants of student cognitive achievement in developing countries. The paper describes the studies and reviews the results for each of the major determinants of academic achievement--schooling characteristics, teacher attributes, and student traits--and their subsets. The authors conclude that the variables identified as statistically significant determinants must still be viewed with uncertainty due to limitations of both the cross-sectional regression analysis and the data. The review identifies ten variables that should have priority for future experimental research. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Institutional Characteristics, Multivariate Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Performance Factors, Predictor Variables, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Development Research Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).