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Africa's Skill Tragedy: Does Teachers' Lack of Knowledge Lead to Low Student Performance?

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Bietenbeck, Jan ; Piopiunik, Marc ; Wiederhold, Simon:
Africa's Skill Tragedy: Does Teachers' Lack of Knowledge Lead to Low Student Performance?
In: Journal of human resources. 53 (2018) 3. - S. 553-578.
ISSN 0022-166X ; 1548-8004

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We study the importance of teacher subject knowledge for student performance in Sub-Saharan Africa using unique international assessment data for sixth-grade students and their teachers. To circumvent bias due to unobserved student heterogeneity, we exploit variation within students across math and reading. Teacher subject knowledge has a modest impact on student performance. Exploiting huge cross-country differences in economic development, we find that teacher knowledge is effective only in more developed African countries. Results are robust to adding teacher fixed effects and accounting for potential sorting based on subject-specific factors.

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Publikationsform:Artikel
Schlagwörter:teacher knowledge, student performance, Sub-Saharan Africa
Themenfelder:Nachhaltigkeit
Institutionen der Universität:Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät > Volkswirtschaftslehre > Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Makroökonomik
DOI / URN / ID:10.3368/jhr.53.3.0616-8002R1
Peer-Review-Journal:Ja
Titel an der KU entstanden:Ja
Eingestellt am:08. Aug 2017 08:33
Letzte Änderung:21. Sep 2020 13:52
URL zu dieser Anzeige:http://edoc.ku-eichstaett.de/20229/