Using the hierarchical linear model to understand school production in South Africa
AbstractThe emphasis placed in the existing South African school production function literature on better skilled teachers and better school management is discussed. Ordinary least squares and hierarchical linear production function models, using 2000 SACMEQ data, for the country and for a sub-set of historically disadvantaged schools, are constructed. Ways of making the results more readable for policymakers are explored. The importance of physical infrastructure, textbook and nutrition budgets is highlighted by the models. Correct allocation of teaching and management time in schools, less learner repetition, and better teaching methodologies stand out as important school and classroom management imperatives.
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Date of creation: 2007
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Educational quality; Education policy; Education resources; SACMEQ; South Africa;
Other versions of this item:
- Martin Gustafsson, 2007. "Using The Hierarchical Linear Model To Understand School Production In South Africa," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 75(1), pages 84-98, 03.
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AFR-2007-02-10 (Africa)
- NEP-ALL-2007-02-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2007-02-10 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2007-02-10 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-URE-2007-02-10 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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