For whom the school bell tolls: disparities in performance in senior certificate mathematics and physical science

SOURCE: Perspectives in Education
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Kahn
KEYWORDS: DATA COLLECTION, EDUCATION, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2773

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Abstract

This article examines the validity and reliability of the proxy method that was previously published in the same journal and identifies a number of effects involving provincial, gender and performance imbalances. It is show that these imbalances would have remained undetected had the proxy method not been used. Implications of the findings for policy are then offered.