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Primary education quality in francophone Sub-Saharan Africa: determinants of learning achievement and efficiency considerations


Michaelowa, Katharina (2001). Primary education quality in francophone Sub-Saharan Africa: determinants of learning achievement and efficiency considerations. World Development, 29(10):1699-1716.

Abstract

What are the most efficient means to ensure basic learning competencies for a high number of children? This question is analyzed on the basis of the exceptionally rich data set provided by the “Program on the Analysis of Education Systems” (PASEC), standardized and comparable for the five countries Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar and Senegal. A Hierarchical Linear Model (HLM) is used to assess the individual, school level, and national characteristics determining fifth-grade students' achievement in French and mathematics. Special consideration is given to institutional factors. A further question addressed is the possibility of a tradeoff between enrollment and education quality.

Abstract

What are the most efficient means to ensure basic learning competencies for a high number of children? This question is analyzed on the basis of the exceptionally rich data set provided by the “Program on the Analysis of Education Systems” (PASEC), standardized and comparable for the five countries Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar and Senegal. A Hierarchical Linear Model (HLM) is used to assess the individual, school level, and national characteristics determining fifth-grade students' achievement in French and mathematics. Special consideration is given to institutional factors. A further question addressed is the possibility of a tradeoff between enrollment and education quality.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Geography, Planning and Development
Social Sciences & Humanities > Development
Social Sciences & Humanities > Sociology and Political Science
Social Sciences & Humanities > Economics and Econometrics
Uncontrolled Keywords:geography, planning and development, economics and econometrics, development, sociology and political science, francophone Africa, primary education, student achievement, efficiency, hierarchical model
Language:English
Date:October 2001
Deposited On:24 Jul 2019 09:14
Last Modified:21 Feb 2024 02:41
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0305-750X
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/s0305-750x(01)00061-4
  • Content: Accepted Version
  • Language: English
  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)