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Přidaná hodnota studia na víceletých gymnáziích ve světle dostupných datových zdrojů

The Value-Added of Studying at Multi-year Gymnasia in the Light of Available Data Sources
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Abstract The results of students at different basic and secondary schools vary largely in the Czech Republic compared to other countries, and there is a strong connection between the results of students and family background. The Czech education system is also highly stratified, and student tracking begins at a young age. In this respect the most controversial element in the system are the multi-year gymnasia, the existence of which is nonetheless strongly supported by the public. This support is based on the conviction that multi-year gymnasia provide the most talented students with a good education, enable more rapid cognitive development for these students, and thus help cultivate Czech elites. This article sets out to verify whether multi-year gymnasia genuinely fulfi l the function associated with them. Hypotheses about the role of multi-year gymnasia are tested using data from the OECD PISA 2000 and OECD PISA 2006 surveys, the PISA-L longitudinal survey, and Higher Education Studies 2004 survey. The main analytic methods used are multi-level modelling and logistic regression.
Classification Sociology of Education
Free Keywords student achievement; socioeconomic status; tracking; multi-year gymnasia
Document language Other language
Publication Year 2010
Page/Pages 187–210 p.
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 46 (2010) 2
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications