Inside the black box of ability peer effects : evidence from variation in the proportion of low achievers in the classroom
Lavy, Victor, Paserman, M. Daniele and Schlosser, Analia. (2012) Inside the black box of ability peer effects : evidence from variation in the proportion of low achievers in the classroom. Economic Journal, Vol.122 (No.559). pp. 208-237. ISSN 0013-0133Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0297.2011.02463.x
We estimate the extent of ability peer effects and explore the mechanisms through which they operate. Using within-school variation in the proportion of low-ability students in Israeli schools, we find that the proportion of low-ability peers has a negative effect on the performance of regular students. An exploration of the underlying mechanisms show that, relative to regular students, low-ability students report higher levels of satisfaction with their teachers. However, a higher proportion of low-ability students has detrimental effects on teachers’ pedagogical practices and on the quality of inter-student and student–teacher relationships, and increases the level of violence and classroom disruptions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Economic Journal|
|Official Date:||March 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 208-237|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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