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Policy note on pre-primary schooling: An empirical contribution to the 2009 Medium Term Strategic Framework

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  • Martin Gustafsson

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    (Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch)

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Various data analysis approaches are used to gauge recent pre-primary enrolment trends in South Africa and the level of compliance with official age-grade norms in Grades R and 1. An analysis of the circumstances of Grade R learners finds that large class sizes are a problem. Two separate logit models are used to examine what factors are associated with better pre-school participation and whether participation in pre-school leads to better learning outcomes in primary school.

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Paper provided by Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 05/2010.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:sza:wpaper:wpapers104

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Keywords: Pre-primary schooling; South Africa; Age-grade norms;

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