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The Effect of Pre-School Education on Academic Achievement in Indonesia

Mohamad Fahmi () and Putri Grace Ninibeth Jewelery
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Putri Grace Ninibeth Jewelery: Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University

No 201505, Working Papers in Economics and Development Studies (WoPEDS) from Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University

Abstract: This study analyzed the effect of Early Childhood Education on Academic Achievement in Indonesia. This study used kindergarten education and National Test Score of Indonesian Language and Math as the main subject of research. This study obtained the sample from Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS) 2007. The econometric method, that this study used, was Ordinary Least Square (OLS). This study presented the estimation based on school level, primary and secondary. This study founded that kindergarten education (formal Early Childhood Education) affected National Test Score of Indonesian Language and Math significantly if other factors did not add in the regression. This finding caused the effect of kindergarten education to National Test Score became not valid or biased. The problems like high cost of early childhood education and lack of teacher could be the reason why the effect of early childhood education was not maximal. This problems can be the the next subject of research about early childhood education.

Keywords: Early Childhood Education; Academic Achievement; Indonesia; IFLS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-edu, nep-sea and nep-ure
Date: 2015-12, Revised 2015-12
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