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Factors associated with private-public school performance: Analysis of TALIS-PISA link data
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, Centre for International Education, United Kingdom ; , College of Education, United States

International Journal of Educational Development Volume 61, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

We use measures of competitive pressure, administrative autonomy and staffing practices to explain the private-public performance difference in Australia, Portugal and Spain using the TALIS-PISA dataset. We employ OLS regression and counterfactual decomposition analysis on matched sub-samples. These school factors do not explain the overall private-public performance gap in the three countries except at the higher-end of the distribution. In other words, these factors appear to benefit only the high-performers in private schools in Australia and Spain. The results point to the potential limits of adopting private school practices for improving learning across the performance distribution especially for low-performing students.

Citation

Delprato, M. & Chudgar, A. (2018). Factors associated with private-public school performance: Analysis of TALIS-PISA link data. International Journal of Educational Development, 61(1), 155-172. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 19, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2018.01.002

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