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Are secondary schools spending enough on books?

Hurd, Steve; Mangan, Jean and Adnett, Nick (2005). Are secondary schools spending enough on books? British Educational Research Journal, 31(2) pp. 239–255.

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Evidence is provided to illustrate that the current level of spending on books by English secondary schools is low with regard to maintaining existing book stocks and that parental expenditure is not making up the shortfall. An analysis of the inspection regime suggests a tendency to emphasise information and communications technology (ICT) to the relative neglect of books. The authors also provide an empirical study at school level of the respective contribution of books, ICT and other inputs to both student performance and overall success in inspections. Its findings raise important questions about not only the efficiency of resource allocation but also the role and
mutual consistency of the examination and inspection systems.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1469-3518
Keywords: school books; ICT; resource allocation; inspection; school performance
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 5429
Depositing User: Steve Hurd
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:58
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