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ERIC Number: EJ1167576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
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ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
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Children Left Behind: Self-Confidence of Pupils in Competitive Environments
Federicov√°, Miroslava; Pertold, Filip; Smith, Michael L.
Education Economics, v26 n2 p145-160 2018
To sort pupils at the end of primary school, some early-tracking systems apply a mechanism that unwittingly divides classes into two groups: students preparing for exams to enter better schools and everyone else, who decide not to compete for selective schools. Utilizing TIMSS data and a follow-up study in the Czech Republic, we show that this environment has a detrimental effect on pupils' self-confidence in mathematics, particularly among girls, who do not apply for selective schools but have peers in their classroom who do apply. Our results imply that gender gaps in self-confidence can result from school competitive environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
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