The low achievement trap: comparing schooling in Botswana and South Africa

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dc.contributor.editor Carnoy, M. en
dc.contributor.editor Chisholm, L. en
dc.contributor.editor Chilisa, B. en 2012-06-04 en 2023-05-30T13:03:29Z 2023-05-30T13:03:29Z 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780796923684 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract The Low Achievement Trap is an empirical study of student mathematics learning in Grade 6 classrooms that is unique in its focus on two school systems shaped by different political histories on either side of the Botswana-South Africa border. The study provides a detailed examination of the capacity of teachers - how they teach, how much they teach, and what they teach. Because of this wealth of detail, The Low Achievement Trap gives us much greater insight than previous research into why students seem to be making larger gains in the classrooms of South Eastern Botswana than in those of North West Province, South Africa. Rather than identifying a single major factor to explain this difference, the study finds that a composite of inter-related variables revolving around teachers' mathematics knowledge and their capacity to teach mathematics are crucial to improving education in both regions. The message is a hopeful one: good teachers can make a difference in student learning. en
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dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject GRADE 6 en
dc.subject MATHEMATICS en
dc.subject BOTSWANA en
dc.subject EDUCATION en
dc.title The low achievement trap: comparing schooling in Botswana and South Africa en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2012/13 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 7309 en
dc.outputnumber 5959 en
dc.bibliographictitle Carnoy, M., Chisholm, L. & Chilisa, B. (eds). (2012) The low achievement trap: comparing schooling in Botswana and South Africa. Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2012 en

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