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ERIC Number: EJ907783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0034-5237
Factors Associated with Differential School Performance in the Gucha District of Kenya
Onderi, Henry; Croll, Paul
Research in Education, v80 n1 p15-25 Nov 2008
The article reports a study of factors associated with different levels of examination performance among thirty secondary schools in a district of Kenya. There are very limited data on school effectiveness in developing countries but there is some evidence that resource levels and aspects of teacher quality may be important. The research found considerable differences between the examination results in English and mathematics across the thirty schools. These differences were strongly correlated with differences in the quality of the infrastructure of the schools. They were also correlated, although less strongly, with measures of teacher quality, especially in the case of mathematics. Provincial schools had better examination results and, in particular, better infrastructure than District schools, but the association between infrastructure and attainment was independent of this relationship. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya