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ERIC Number: EJ943284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0191-491X
Educational Systems Efficiency in European Union Countries
Giambona, Fracesca; Vassallo, Erasmo; Vassiliadis, Elli
Studies in Educational Evaluation, v37 n2-3 p108-122 Jun-Sep 2011
We use the PISA 2006 results to analyse students' proficiency in EU countries with regard to two indexes that represent the home background, viz the educational resources available at home and the family background of students. However, many factors affect proficiency and therefore, using a DEA-bootstrap, we intend to measure the efficiency of the European educational systems as capability to ensure high students' competencies despite adverse conditions about the educational resources available at home and the family background. Results show an unexpected differentiation among EU countries. In particular, the most developed countries often show disappointing students' proficiency despite good levels of home background. In this case, an important role is played by the social and economic context. (Contains 6 figures and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: European Union
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment