School resources and student achievement: data from rural India

Chudgar, Amita and Chandra, Madhur and Iyengar, Radhika and Shanker, Rishikesh (2015) School resources and student achievement: data from rural India. Prospects, 45 (4). pp. 515-531.

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In addition to basic infrastructure, what school resources are important to improve learning? This question is hard to answer due to lack of availability of appropriate data. Collaboration between researchers at US universities and a large, well-established educational foundation in India enabled this study to overcome the challenge of data availability. The study used a unique 60-item instrument—with data from 88 government schools—that generated 8 different indices of school resources. The article finds that in schools with more learning-specific facilities and more co-curricular activities children perform well in math, all else being equal. This article discusses the study’s limitations and implications for research, policy and practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: School resources, Student achievement, India, Rural education.
Subjects: Social sciences > Political Science > Public policy
Social sciences > Education > Elementary education
Social sciences > Education > Public policy issues in education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Krishnamoorti Chavan
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 09:00
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2019 09:13
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