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Title:A comparative analysis of student achievement by school type in Zimbabwe secondary schools
Author:Nyagura, L.M.ISNI
Periodical:Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 1013-3445)
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:academic achievement
secondary education
Secondary schools
Evaluation techniques
Abstract:Studies on secondary schools in Zimbabwe revealed that major differences exist in the availability and quality of resources in the studied school types, namely, high fee-paying or trust schools, government group A (former all white) schools, government group B urban (former all black) schools, government group B rural schools (established after independence), mission (church-run all black) schools, and rural district council schools. The present study examines whether the highlighted differences in school quality elements between school types in Zimbabwe secondary education have resulted in significant differences in levels of student academic achievement in the Zimbabwe Junior Certificate (ZJC) national examinations in mathematics and English. The evidence from this study, which was carried out in 1989, strongly indicates that there are significant variations in student results dependent on the type of secondary school. Bibliogr., sum.