Examination of the impact of teacher's gender, age and experience on student achievement
|Author:||Bc. Petra Aschermannová|
|Year:||2017 - summer|
|Leaders:|| Václav Korbel Ph.D.
|Work type:|| Bachelors
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|Abstract:||The effectiveness of transferring knowledge to students is one of the key aspects of teacher
quality. It is influenced by many factors, among others, by gender match. Even though the
gender match itself has been recently a topic of many studies, little is known about the impact
of other teacher characteristics on it. In this thesis, we extend the gender match theory by
examining whether teacher experience and age influence the effect of gender match on student
achievement in the Czech Republic, using the dataset from TIMSS 2007. We do not find any
effect of experience on gender match. However, although small, we do find a significant
positive effect of young female teachers on girls' achievement.