Competition, Cream-Skimming and Department Performance within Secondary Schools

Davies, Peter, Telhaj, Shqiponje, Hutton, David, Adnett, Nick and Coe, Robert (2009) Competition, Cream-Skimming and Department Performance within Secondary Schools. British Educational Research Journal, 35 (1). pp. 65-81. ISSN 0141-1926

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Abstract

The performance of departments has been largely neglected in previous studies of subject choice in secondary schools. This is a significant omission because analysis at departmental level enables a fuller assessment of the effects of competition and specialisation on pupil performance. This paper examines relationships between both absolute and value-added measures of departmental performance and the likelihood of students being entered for examination in a subject. It examines these relationships with reference to four option subjects: French, German, Geography and History. It utilises data from an Economic and Social Research Council-funded study which examined trends and patterns in departmental effectiveness using a sample of 664 schools which participated in the Yellis monitoring system for a minimum of five years during the period 1995-2002.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Depositing User: Shqiponje Telhaj
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:30
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 10:31
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20907
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