Factors associated with private-public school performance: analysis of TALIS-PISA link data

Delprato, Marcos and Chudgar, Amita (2018) Factors associated with private-public school performance: analysis of TALIS-PISA link data. International Journal of Educational Development, 61. pp. 155-172. ISSN 0738-0593

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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.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 13:20
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 11:16
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/72822

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