The Relationship between Educational Resources of School and Academic Achievement

Havva Sebile SAVASCI, Ekber TOMUL

Abstract


The educational resources of schools play an important role in order to diminish the effect of socioeconomic features on academic achievement, and create equal opportunities for students. In this sense, it is highly crucial to investigate the relationship between the educational resources of schools and the academic achievement of students. This study aims to determine the relationship between the academic achievement level of 7th grade students and the educational resources of schools. The population of the study was the elementary schools in the province of Burdur in 2007-2008 academic years. Two-stage cluster sampling was conducted in conformity with the aim of the study. First, settlements were chosen with geographical cluster sampling. As settlement, city centers, town centers, small towns and villages were considered in the study.Considering the relationship between the educational resources of the schools and the academic achievement as a whole, there are negative and significant relationships between the SBS scores of the students, and the average service length of the teachers, the lack of qualified science teachers, the lack of qualified Turkish teachers, the lack of the teachers in other courses and the lack of the laboratory technicians. It can be said that there is a relationship between the educational resources and academic achievement. However, this relationship is fairly limited. It is still not possible to say that the educational resources do not have the strength to diminish the effect of the socioeconomic features.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ies.v6n4p114

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