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ERIC Number: EJ1067992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
Between-Context Variability of the Effect of Schooling on Cognitive Development: Evidence from the Middle East
Jabr, Dua; Cahan, Sorel
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v26 n3 p441-466 2015
This study contributes to the investigation of the variability of the schooling effect on cognitive development between educational systems and its underlying factors, by focusing on 3 cases differing in the characteristics assumed to affect the magnitude of the schooling effect (the quality of the schooling and students' mean ability to benefit from their schooling): the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) educational system in the Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank and the 2 sectors of the Israeli educational system: the Jewish and Arab systems. Congruent with our expectations, the highest absolute and relative effects of schooling were found in the Israeli Jewish system. In contrast, the results obtained in the 2 Arab systems, namely, the higher schooling effect found in the poorer and more oppressed refugee camps of the West Bank, are surprising and require further investigation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel