2004
Volume 93, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0025-9454
  • E-ISSN: 1876-2816

Abstract

Abstract

Widespread concerns regarding socioeconomic disparities in educational attainment contributed to this study’s aim to explore the role of providing high quality education in reducing these differences. Multilevel analysis of PISA 2015-data (N = 368.306) demonstrates that a higher socioeconomic background, a high educated teaching staff and a lower student-teacher ratio are related to higher performance in science, mathematics and reading, whereas stronger educational leadership is linked to lower student performance. In contrast with what is hypothesized, higher quality education is associated with increasing socioeconomic disparities in educational attainment, except for educational leadership. Since providing high quality education is an internationally popular strategy to enhance student performance, these results expose the urgent need for more research into its diverging role.

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