Features had by Micro-regions and the Effectiveness of Education Cover Image

Kistérségi jellemzők és az oktatás eredményessége
Features had by Micro-regions and the Effectiveness of Education

Author(s): Erika Garami
Subject(s): Education, Geography, Regional studies, Evaluation research, Sociology of Education
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: territorial differences; educational effectiveness; social constitution of schools; national competence assessment;

Summary/Abstract: This study analyses the effect of parental background and that of schools’ social composition on the mathematical achievements of 8th-grade students involved in the 2007 National Competence Assessment (while taking into account the peculiarities of the region where this is embedded). The study explores the specific features of minor regions which, while noting parental backgrounds and the social composition of involved schools, might be able to promote an improvement in student results. The study will analyse the “breakout points” that could facilitate the development of under-privileged regions. To describe the minor regions, in the study we have used typical “patterns” that can give a multipurpose description of these regions, something formed on the basis of regional figures from the Central Office of Statistics together with an indicator of homogeneity calculated on the basis of such “patterns”.

  • Issue Year: 23/2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 424-437
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Hungarian