Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Competition, cream-skimming and department performance within secondary schools

Davies, Peter, Telhaj, Shqiponja, 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

Full text not available from this repository.

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
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01411920802041707
Additional Information: © 2009 Routledge
Library of Congress subject classification: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2011 10:58
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30348/

Actions (login required)

Record administration - authorised staff only Record administration - authorised staff only