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ERIC Number: EJ1173111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
Missing Children in Educational Research: Investigating School-Based versus Household-Based Assessments in India
Goodnight, Melissa Rae; Bobde, Savitri
Comparative Education, v54 n2 p225-249 2018
Including all children in large-scale educational studies is a pressing concern. Omitting certain types of children from studies can lead to skewed findings that promote inaccuracies about learning levels or educational quality. Increasingly, assessments are a method for investigating the quality of education systems, but national assessments are typically conducted in classrooms and may fail to accurately represent a country's full range of children. Alternatively, households can be a site for testing or collecting data on children's learning. Analysing the quantitative data from two studies in India that use both household-based and school-based methods alongside data from Government of India sources, the issues with child representation in school-based assessments are examined, and the benefits of household-based research as an alternative are explored.
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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: India
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