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Title:An analysis of the impact of pedagogic interventions in first-year academic development and mainstream courses in microeconomics
Author:Smith, Leonard C.ISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:South African Journal of Economics
Volume:77
Issue:1
Pages:162-178
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:academic achievement
higher education
economics education
External link:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1813-6982.2009.01195.x/pdf
Abstract:This paper analyses the impact of pedagogic interventions in first-year academic development and mainstream courses in microeconomics on students' performance in the final examination in South Africa. The data for six cohorts, covering the years 1999 and 2001-2005, are pooled, and the Heckman (1979) two-part procedure is used to account for those students who started the course but did not write the final examination. The results suggest that the pedagogic interventions have a positive impact on the performance of academic development students relative to the mainstream cohort and on the performance of mainstream students. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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