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West, Martin Elgar

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Works: 41 works in 84 publications in 1 language and 1,545 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Diaries 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: GN656, 968.004
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Most widely held works by Martin Elgar West
Abantu : an introduction to the black people of South Africa by Martin Elgar West ( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bishops and prophets in a black city : African independent churches in Soweto, Johannesburg by Martin Elgar West ( Book )
10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion and social change in Southern Africa : anthropological essays in honour of Monica Wilson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Divided community; a study of social groups racial attitudes in a South African town by Martin Elgar West ( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apartheid in a South African town, 1968-1985 by Martin Elgar West ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trails in the thirstland : the anthropological field diaries of Winifred Hoernlé by Winifred Hoernlé ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives on South Africa's future ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social anthropology in a divided society by Martin Elgar West ( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Controls and constraints : land, labour and mobility in Namaqualand by John Sharp ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vulnerability, isolation and apartheid : a case study of Port Nolloth by Martin Elgar West ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
School accountability, autonomy, choice, and the level of student achievement : international evidence from PISA 2003 by Ludger Woessmann ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accountability, autonomy, and choice play a leading role in recent school reforms in many countries. This report provides new evidence on whether students perform better in school systems that have such institutional measures in place. We implement an internationally comparative approach within a rigorous micro-econometric framework that accounts for the influences of a large set of student, family, school, and country characteristics. The student-level data used in the analysis comes from the PISA 2003 international student achievement test that encompasses up to 265,000 students from 37 countries. Our results reveal that different facets of accountability, autonomy, and choice are strongly associated with the level of student achievement across countries. With respect to accountability, students perform better where policies are in place that aim at students (external exit exams), teachers (monitoring of lessons), and schools (assessment-based comparisons). The combined achievement differences amount to more than one and a half PISA grade-level equivalents. Students in schools with hiring autonomy perform better on average, while they perform worse in schools with autonomy in formulating their budget. School autonomy over the budget, salaries, and course contents appears to be more beneficial when external exit exams hold schools accountable for their decisions
School Accountability, Autonomy, Choice, and the Equity of Student Achievement International Evidence from PISA 2003 by Gabriela Schütz ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
School systems aspire to provide equal opportunity for all, irrespective of socio-economic status (SES). Much of the criticism of recent school reforms that introduce accountability, autonomy, and choice emphasizes their potentially negative consequences for equity. This report provides new evidence on how national features of accountability, autonomy, and choice are related to the equality of opportunity across countries. We estimate whether student achievement depends more or less on SES in school systems employing these institutional features. The rigorous micro-econometric analyses are based on the PISA 2003 data for more than 180,000 students from 27 OECD countries. The main empirical result is that rather than harming disadvantaged students, accountability, autonomy, and choice appear to be tides that lift all boats. The additional choice created by public funding for private schools in particular is associated with a strong reduction in the dependence of student achievement on SES. External exit exams have a strong positive effect for all students that is slightly smaller for low-SES students. The positive effect of regularly using subjective teacher ratings to assess students is substantially larger for low-SES students. The effect of many other accountability devices does not differ significantly by student SES. School autonomy in determining course content is associated with higher equality of opportunity, while equality of opportunity is lower in countries where more schools have autonomy in hiring teachers. Autonomy in formulating the budget and in establishing starting salaries is not associated with the equity of student outcomes. Inequality of opportunity is substantially higher in school systems that track students at early ages
Earth science by Pat Collins ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
God's earthenware pots by Martin Elgar West ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Farmers, kings, and traders : the people of southern Africa, 200-1860 by Martin Hall ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Breaking heads by Martin Elgar West ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of Fourteenth Illinois cavalry and the brigades to which it belonged by W. L Sanford ( )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Shades come to town : ancestors and urban Independent Churches by Martin Elgar West ( )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ndebele by Martin Elgar West ( )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion and social change in Southern Africa ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
West, Martin.
West, Martin E.
West, Martin Elgar
Languages
English (56)