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Dronkers, Jaap; Robert, Peter – Educational Policy, 2008
The gross differences in scholastic achievement among public, private government-dependent, and private independent schools in 22 countries are analyzed with Programme for International Student Assessment 2000 data. In a multilevel approach, the authors estimate these sector effects, controlling for sociological characteristics of students and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Educational Sociology, School Effectiveness
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Sammons, Pam – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2006
This paper discusses the contribution of international studies on educational effectiveness in the light of 4 papers presented at the new ICSEI Methodology of Research and Effectiveness (MORE) Network in Barcelona in January 2005 and published in this issue of the journal. A brief historical overview is used to provide a context for these papers…
Descriptors: International Studies, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society)
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Lowe, John – OECD Observer, 1986
Discusses findings based on studies of lower secondary school aged children in Denmark, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Compares and contrasts the curriculum, school organization, teacher roles, and student achievement problems in these countries. Offers perspectives on what is needed for comprehensive lower secondary schooling.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Evaluation, Developed Nations