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ERIC Number: EJ1055159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2325-663X
Efficiency of Secondary Education in Selected OIC Countries
Arshad, Mohd Nahar Mohd
Global Education Review, v1 n4 p53-75 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate the level of technical efficiency of secondary education in 16 selected Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) countries (including West Bank and Gaza). Educational efficiency has become an important issue given many countries' pressing levels of public deficit and debt. Since the educational sector always receives high priority in budget allocations, an evaluation of whether the allocations made for education have been technically efficient is important. With budget constraints and the public's high expectation to see a continuous improvement in students' academic achievement, the educational sector has been put under pressure to deliver. The study employs TIMSS 2011 data, involving 40 countries. The technique used to calculate the level of technical efficiency is data envelopment analysis (DEA). Almost all of the 16 selected OIC members are technically inefficient in utilising their educational resources to achieve better TIMSS results in comparison with the non-OIC countries. Even after controlling for environmental factors, secondary education in the OIC countries remains technically inefficient.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study