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The state of the Eastern Cape schools in a period almost the second decade of democracy

5 January 2015
Publication Type: Working Paper
JEL Code: I2, I21, I26

This paper explores the state of the Eastern Cape schools by employing an education production function approach using the Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) and quantile regression techniques in 2013, a period almost twenty years into democracy in South Africa. The study benefited from the availability of Annual National Assessment (ANA) results from the examination directorate as a measure of schooling outcomes. In the education production function, scores from ANA were estimated against educator characteristics, school characteristics and community characteristics. The results of this study indicated that in the Eastern Cape learner performance is strongly influenced by educator quality, school and community characteristics.

Series title: Working paper 486
1 January 2015
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