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ERIC Number: EJ782392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Extra Tuition in Southern and Eastern Africa: Coverage, Growth, and Linkages with Pupil Achievement
Paviot, Laura; Heinsohn, Nina; Korkman, Julia
International Journal of Educational Development, v28 n2 p149-160 Mar 2008
The phenomenon of extra tuition is witnessed in many countries and some educationalists have described it as a parallel education system. However, the incidence and impact of extra tuition have often not been studied systematically, especially in Africa. In this article cross-national data for six African education systems (Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Zambia and Zanzibar) collected by SACMEQ, the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality, have been used to assess: (a) the incidence and growth of extra tuition, (b) the characteristics of students who received extra tuition, and (c) the association between extra tuition and student achievement. The analyses presented in this paper showed that extra tuition was a widespread phenomenon in all six education systems, and that receiving extra tuition was positively associated with the socio-economic levels of students' home backgrounds. The association between tuition and student achievement was mixed. The issues and challenges associated with tuition have been discussed and some suggestions for further research made.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa
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