ERIC Number: EJ918628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
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An Analysis of Associations between Residential and School Mobility and Educational Outcomes in South African Urban Children: The Birth to Twenty Cohort
Ginsburg, Carren; Richter, Linda M.; Fleisch, Brahm; Norris, Shane A.
International Journal of Educational Development, v31 n3 p213-222 May 2011
Using data from Birth to Twenty, a cohort of South African urban children, the current paper investigates the relationships between residential and school mobility and a set of educational outcomes. The findings provide some evidence of a positive association between changes in residence and numeracy and literacy scores, and school mobility was found to be associated with grade repetition, however, no relationship was observed between changes in school and competency in numeracy and literacy. The South African study provides a counter example to trends observed in higher-income countries, while highlighting that associations are likely to be context specific.
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Numeracy, Foreign Countries, Urban Youth, Correlation, Student Mobility, Place of Residence, Literacy, Cultural Context, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa