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International Journal of Educational Research

Volume 45, Number 3

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Understanding the low mathematics achievement of Chilean students: A cross-national analysis using TIMSS data

    María-José Ramírez

    The low performance of Chile in the TIMSS 1998/99 international study of mathematics and science achievement was a great disappointment for that country. To investigate the likely causes for low... More

    pp. 102-116

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  2. Why are teachers absent? Probing service delivery in Peruvian primary schools

    Lorena Alcázar, F. Halsey Rogers, Nazmul Chaudhury, Jeffrey Hammer, Michael Kremer & Karthik Muralidharan

    A high rate of absence of teachers from their posts is a serious obstacle to delivery of education in many developing countries, but hard evidence on the problem has been scarce. This study,... More

    pp. 117-136

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  3. Education participation in Sri Lanka—Why all are not in school

    Nisha Arunatilake

    Despite Sri Lanka's 1990 commitment to provide 10–11 years of free education to all, only 93% of children in the 5–14-year-old age group were in school by the year 2000. Moreover, the education... More

    pp. 137-152

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  4. Effects of social class and school conditions on educational enrollment and achievement of boys and girls in rural Viet Nam

    Phuong L. Nguyen

    This study examines the effects of parental SES, school quality, and community factors on children's enrollment and achievement in rural areas in Viet Nam, using logistic regression and ordered... More

    pp. 153-175

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  5. Measuring cognitive achievement gaps and inequalities: The case of Brazil

    José Francisco Soares

    This paper introduces a new measure of educational inequalities based on cognitive achievement data, and uses it to examine achievement inequalities in mathematics between groups of students... More

    pp. 176-187

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  6. Evaluating the impact of different early literacy interventions on low-income Costa Rican kindergarteners

    Andrea Rolla San Francisco, Melissa Arias, Renata Villers & Catherine Snow

    Grade retention has been the de facto policy for children with academic difficulties in many Latin American countries [Schiefelbein, E., & Wolff, L. (1992). Repetition and inadequate achievement in... More

    pp. 188-201

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  7. Quasi-experimental estimates of class size effect in primary schools in Poland

    Maciej Jakubowski & Pawel Sakowski

    In this paper we analyze class size effects in the case of primary schools in Poland. We use two empirical strategies to avoid endogeneity bias. First, we use average class size in a grade as an... More

    pp. 202-215

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  8. Effects of two teaching methods on the achievement in and attitude to biology of students of different levels of scientific literacy

    Chinwe Nwagbo

    The study was designed to investigate the relative efficacy of the guided inquiry and the expository teaching methods on the achievement in and attitude to biology of students of different levels... More

    pp. 216-229

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