The impacts of retention, expenditures, and class size on primary school completion in Sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-national analysis

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

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Title The impacts of retention, expenditures, and class size on primary school completion in Sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-national analysis
 
Creator Ruff, Ryan Richard
 
Subject Comparative education; policy; international education
primary school completion; retention; pupil-teacher ratios; educational expenditures
 
Description Education in Sub-Saharan Africa is increasingly viewed as a means of emancipation, acting as a transformative project for social mobility. Developing nations have subsequently pursued policies designed to increase access to education and improve upon student outcomes, such as universal or free primary education. In this study, direct and indirect precursors to primary school completion in Sub-Saharan Africa are considered using cross-national data collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Path analysis results show that imbalanced pupil-teacher ratios and high student retention rates are negatively associated with primary school completion. Additionally, the positive relationship between expenditure increase and completion rates is mediated by a negative contribution to pupil-teacher ratios. Results are compared with existing production function research on varied educational inputs and student success.
 
Publisher IJEPL is a joint publication of PDK International, SFU, and GMU
 
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Date 2016-12-20
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
research-article
Quantitative
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/606
 
Source International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership; Vol 11, No 8 (2016): The Impacts of Retention, Expenditures, and Class Size on Primary School Completion in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross-National Analysis
1555-5062
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/606/165
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Ryan Richard Ruff
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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