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dc.contributor.authorMichaelowa, Katharinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:57:28Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:57:28Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19349-
dc.description.abstractLow teacher motivation and its detrimental effect on student achievement are central problems of many education systems in Africa. Using standardized data for student achievement in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d`Ivoire, Madagascar and Senegal, this paper analyzes the empirical links between various policy measures, teacher job satisfaction and primary education outcomes. It appears that there is only very limited evidence for the effectiveness of intensively debated and costly measures such as increasing teachers salaries, reducing class size, and increasing academic qualification requirements. Other, more simple measures such as improved equipment with textbooks are both more effective and less costly. It also appears that teacher job satisfaction and education quality are not necessarily complementary objectives. Especially those measures ensuring control and incentive related working conditions for teachers, significantly increase student achievement while reducing teacher job satisfaction. In addition, teachers` academic qualification beyond the "baccalauréat", while beneficial for students` learning, tends to lead to a mismatch between teachers` expectations and professional realities, and thereby reduces teachers` job satisfaction.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHWWA Discussion Paper 188en_US
dc.subject.jelO20en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordteacher job satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordstudent achievementen_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwLehrkräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitszufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwFrankophones Afrikaen_US
dc.titleTeacher job satisfaction, student achievement, and the cost of primary education in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn348094582en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:hwwadp:26273-
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