Schools, Classrooms, and Pupils

Schools, Classrooms, and Pupils

International Studies of Schooling from a Multilevel Perspective

1st Edition - February 28, 1991

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  • Editors: Stephen W. Raudenbush, J. Douglas Willms
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219813

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Schools, Classrooms, and Pupils: International Studies of Schooling from a Multilevel Perspective examines "multilevel" or "hierarchical" linear models of research on schooling and the statistical and computational issues that arise in applying them. Some of the likely benefits of using multilevel methods to study schools and classrooms are also discussed, including the increased credibility of the statistical findings. Comprised of 15 chapters, this book begins by considering how the explicit modeling of the organizational structure of schooling creates new opportunities for research. After presenting a basic guide to the techniques of multilevel modeling, the effect of school, class, and individual variables on science achievement in Israeli elementary schools is analyzed using a two-level hierarchical model, with emphasis on reform in the science curriculum which began in the early 1970s. Subsequent chapters focus on the use of multilevel models to link educational progress with curriculum coverage; trends in attainment in Scottish secondary schools; the technical and vocational education initiative in Britain; and sex discrimination in teachers' salary. This monograph should be of considerable interest to students, teachers, school administrators, researchers, and educational policymakers.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors



    Section I. Introduction

    Chapter I. The Organisation of Schooling and its Methodological Implications

    Chapter 2. An Introduction to Multilevel Modelling

    Section II· Curriculum Coverage

    Chapter 3. Curricular Change and Science Achievement in Israeli Elementary Schools

    Chapter 4. Schooling and Achievement: Additive versus Interactive Models

    Chapter 5. Using Multilevel Models to Link Educational Progess with Curriculum Coverage

    Section III. Performance Indicators

    Chapter 6. Multilevel Modelling in an Indicator System

    Chapter 7. Trends in Attainment in Scottish Secondary Schools

    Chapter 8. Interdependency of Performance Indicators: An Empirical Study in a Categorical School System

    Chapter 9. Searching for Multivariate Outcomes in Education

    Chapter 10. School Effects on Mathematics Achievement Gain in Thailand

    Section Iv, Studying Educational Interventions

    Chapter 11. Assessing the Impact of a Decentralised Initiative: The British Technical and Vocational Education Initiative

    Chapter 12. The Relationship between Kindergarten Screening Measures and Grade Three Achievement

    Section V. The Life of Teachers

    Chapter 13. The Specialization of Teachers' Work: An Initial Exploration

    Chapter 14. School Climate in Secondary Schools

    Chapter 15. Sex Discrimination in Teachers' Salary


Product details

  • No. of pages: 274
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1991
  • Published: February 28, 1991
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219813

About the Editors

Stephen W. Raudenbush

J. Douglas Willms

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