Hierarchical Organization and School Academic Achievement in Medellin: An Analysis from the Educational Production Function
AbstractIn this paper we are interested in investigating the student's performance in the ICFES test in Medellin, taking into account different inputs and the interaction between these inputs and outcomes. We characterize the teaching process by assuming that it could be described by an academic achievement production function and considering the educational hierarchical organization. We use the information contained in a survey applied to 732 teachers and 105 principals. Additionally, this survey contains information about the relationship between students, parents, teachers and principals. Our results suggest that academic achievement is improved by introducing institutional changes; which, in turn, strength the commitment of the actors involved in the educational process, as well as the quality of the initial condition among the students.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía in its journal LECTURAS DE ECONOMÍA.
Volume (Year): (2008)
Issue (Month): 68 (Enero-Junio)
Postal: Lecturas de Economía, Departamento de Economía, Calle 67, 53-108, Medellin 050010, Colombia.
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
- L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
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