The effects of schooling, family and poverty on children's attainment, potential and confidence—Evidence from Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
International Journal of Educational Research
Newcastle University ePrints -eprint.ncl.ac.uk Humble S, Dixon P. The effects of schooling, family and poverty on children's attainment, potential and confidence -evidence from Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Available online xxx JEL Classifications: I25 I24 O15 Keywords: Poverty Tanzania Attainment School and family environment Sub Saharan Africa Logistic and linear regression A B S T R A C T This paper investigates whether pupil's attainment, attitude and self-confidence are associated
... h teacher beliefs, experience, school characteristics, background and wealth. Data gathered from 1857 poor children living in Kinondoni, Tanzania included test scores, household data, school and teacher information as well as teacher and peer perceptions. Some results are expected, test scores being significantly and positively correlated, teachers identifying good readers as high ability, and peer and teacher nomination around student ability showing significant levels of concordance. Children from wealthier households are less likely to score higher on tests apart from reading. Teacher experience negatively affects all scores apart from Kiswahili. In general school and teacher factors have a negative affect on children's self confidence and positive attitude to learning.