Availability of school resources and TIMSS grade 8 students’ science achievement: a comparative study between Malaysia and Singapore

Lay, Yoon Fah and Chandrasegaran A.L, (2016) Availability of school resources and TIMSS grade 8 students’ science achievement: a comparative study between Malaysia and Singapore. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 11 (9). pp. 3065-3080. ISSN 1306-3065

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/ijese.2016.907a

Abstract

Studies have shown that resources are crucial for improving schooling, perhaps even more so in developing countries than in economically developed countries, where adequate school structures and material resources may be taken for granted. Recent research reviews suggest that computer use continues to grow in mathematics and science instruction, and that it can positively affect students’ mathematics and science achievement. Hence, the most successful schools tend to have students that are relatively economically affluent and speak the language of the instruction. Successful schools also are likely to have better working conditions and facilities as well as more instructional materials. The ultimate goal of this study is to investigate the contribution of school resources towards the achievement in science among Malaysian and Singaporean eighth-graders. Data were obtained from 5,733 Malaysian students and 5,927 Singaporean students who participated in the TIMSS 2011.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:School resources, Science achievement, TIMSS
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions:FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
ID Code:14149
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:06 Sep 2016 12:47
Last Modified:06 Sep 2016 12:47

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