n South African Journal of Education - Does higher education expenditure generate higher learner achievement? A study of historically disadvantaged schools in Gauteng




There is a growing body of research that examines the relationship between learner achievement and the resource characteristics ofeducators. To help policy-makers and researchers use and build on this body of knowledge, I analyse the relationship between six measuresof educator and educator-related characteristics: learner-educator ratios, per learner personnel costs, average educator costs, educatorqualifications, educator years of experience, and percentage of temporary teachers in a school, using two years of data (1999 and 2002)in the province of Gauteng. The implications of the indeterminate findings in the light of the limitation of the study are detailed anddirections for future research are proposed.


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