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Type: Book chapter
Title: Effects of socioeconomic status, class size and ability grouping on science achievement: a sociological approach
Author: Keeves, J.
Hungi, N.
Darmawan, I.
Citation: Excellence in scholarship: transcending transdisciplinarity in teacher education, 2013 / Alagumalai, S., Burley, S., Keeves, J. (ed./s), vol.9789462092570, Ch.2, pp.19-42
Publisher: Sense Publishers
Publisher Place: Netherlands
Issue Date: 2013
ISBN: 9462092567
Editor: Alagumalai, S.
Burley, S.
Keeves, J.
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John P. Keeves, Njora Hungi, I Gusti Ngurah Darmawan
Abstract: This study examines the effects of key social group variables (e.g. socioeconomic status, class size, ability grouping and school type) on the science achievement of secondary school students in Canberra, Australia after controlling for student level effects (e.g. prior performance, attitudes toward school, liking of science and educational aspirations). The study employed a multilevel analysis procedure to examine the data at the student, classroom and school levels for both direct effects and cross-level interaction effects. The major finding is that sociological factors in this school system operated at the classroom level, together with cross-level interaction effects operating at the school and classroom levels, with no main effects operating at the school level to explain nearly all the variability between classrooms and schools.
Keywords: ability grouping; class size; streaming; socioeconomic status; science achievement; multilevel analysis; tracking
Rights: © 2013 Sense Publishers. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6209-257-0_2
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