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Comparison of various factors that influence pupils' academic performance in four African countries

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dc.date.accessioned 2005-07-25 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T09:37:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T09:37:50Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7201
dc.description Paper presented at the HSRC Winter Conference, Bridgewood, Benoni, July en
dc.description.abstract Educationists tend to generalize about the influence to academic performance of certain student, teacher and school factors but little attention is given to the differential effects of the same factors across countries with diverse educational challenges. The major aim of the study is to identify the main factors that influence performance in mathematics and literacy among grade 4 learners through a comparative analysis of data from four African countries, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius and Uganda. Data was collected from a sample of learners, teachers, school principals and parents in a UNESCO funded project in these countries. The analysis will involve the use of multiple methodologies such structural equation modeling (SEM) and hierarchal linear modeling (HLM) in order to systematically eliminate factors that have insignificant effects on learner performance. Limitations and strengths of these methodologies will be highlighted especially when they are applied in the analysis of social science data. Conclusions will also be drawn about the factors that have significant effects on performance in the two learning areas and in education in general. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.subject EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT en
dc.title Comparison of various factors that influence pupils' academic performance in four African countries en
dc.type Conference or seminar papers en
dc.BudgetYear 2004/05 en
dc.ResearchGroup Surveys, Analyses, Modelling and Mapping en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3384 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=1001 en
dc.outputnumber 1948 en
dc.bibliographictitle Kivilu, M. & Bouare, O. (2004) Comparison of various factors that influence pupils' academic performance in four African countries. (Paper presented at the HSRC Winter Conference, Bridgewood, Benoni, July). en
dc.publicationyear 2004 en
dc.contributor.author1 Kivilu, M. en
dc.contributor.author2 Bouare, O. en


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