Does teaching quality matter? Students learning outcome related to teaching quality in public and private primary schools in India

Other title(s): Does teaching quality matter? Students learning outcome related to teaching quality in public and private primary schools in India

Author(s): Sarkar, Sudipa; Singh, Renu

Date: 2015

Pages: 20 p.

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This paper investigates how teaching quality impacts students’ outcomes in public and low fee charging private schools in India. Drawing on Young Lives longitudinal study, students in private schools have a significantly higher mathematics score than public schools. Across public and private schools, teachers’ characteristics such as experience, gender, content knowledge and general education qualifications do not have significant influence on students’ learning outcome. Proximity of teacher's residence to the school, teacher's professional qualification and teacher's attitude towards schools and students and teaching practices such as regular checking of books, emerge as important determinants of students’ outcomes.

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