Education

RESEP education research has a strong emphasis on empirical research in a broad range of policy-related issues including teacher knowledge and training, early-childhood outcomes, accountability, socioeconomic status and school effectiveness. Policy application is one of the central aims of the research.

Working Papers: Education

Socioeconomic Status and Class Size in South African Secondary Schools

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2020

The reduction of class size is frequently argued to be a relatively simple, cost-effective way to improve learner outcomes in a wide array of contexts. However, methodological concerns regarding the appropriate use of observational data and endogeneity have led to a lack of consensus on this relationship in the literature.

January 21, 2020 By: Timothy Köhler  PDF