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
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.
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|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)|
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