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ERIC Number: EJ1067746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
School Facilities and Student Achievement in Industrial Countries: Evidence from the TIMSS
Hopland, Arnt O.
International Education Studies, v6 n3 p162-171 2013
This paper studies the link between school facilities (buildings and grounds) and student achievement in eight countries using data from the TIMSS 2003 database. The results indicate a negative relationship, but the estimated coefficients are mainly insignificant. Interestingly, the coefficients differ heavily across countries. Whereas there seem to be adverse consequences from poor facilities in Australia, The Netherlands and Japan, there is no significant effect in the remaining five countries. It remains an open question for future research why facilities seem to play such a different role across countries. The main lesson to be learnt from the present investigation is that school facilities seem to have different impact across countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Belgium; Italy; Japan; Netherlands; New Zealand; United Kingdom (Great Britain); United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study