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ERIC Number: EJ905756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Free Education and Social Inequality in Ugandan Primary Schools: A Step Backward or a Step in the Right Direction?
Zuze, Tia L.; Leibbrandt, Murray
International Journal of Educational Development, v31 n2 p169-178 Mar 2011
The intent of this study is to understand both direct and indirect resource effects in the context of a mass education system in Uganda. We find that under certain conditions, policies that promote physical resource availability can lead to substantial equity gains. A school's social composition appears to improve educational quality but it is also related to wider gaps between rich and poor students. We also show that heavier teaching workloads have the most damaging effect on low-income students who have fewer private resources to devote to academic pursuits. The policy implication is that equalising access to formal primary education does not guarantee equitable outcomes. (Contains 3 figures and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda