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International Handbook on the Economics of Education

International Handbook on the Economics of Education Author Geraint Johnes
ISBN-10 9781845421694
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 872
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. . . is a voluminous and timely collection of 18 essays that addresses a number of core issues on the economics of education. . . An exhaustive survey of the literature on the role of universities as multi-product firms at various levels and disciplines identifies the nature of the economies of scope and scale. This enriches the volume further. Economic Analysis & Policy . . . the endeavour of bringing together very knowledgeable contributors, including some of the leading contributors to the literature in the UK and beyond, to write a handbook on the economics of education is highly appreciated. The Handbook contains 18 substantive chapters, encapsulated by a brief introduction and an extensive and a very useful index. . . the Handbook should be praised as a useful overview of the field of economics of education as it stands today. Ludger Wößmann, Economic Issues This major Handbook comprehensively surveys the rapidly growing field of the economics of education. It is unique in that it comprises original contributions on an exceptional range of topics from a review of human capital, signalling and screening models, to consideration of issues such as educational externalities and economic growth, funding models, determinants of educational success, the educational production function, educational standards and efficiency measurement. Labour market issues such as the market for teachers and the transition of students from school to work are also explored. The International Handbook on the Economics of Education will be warmly welcomed by academic economists, educational researchers and practitioners in educational management as well as policymakers. Comprising specially commissioned articles, the Handbook will become indispensable reference for this ever topical field of study.



Performance Pay for Teachers

Performance Pay for Teachers Author C. M. Wragg
ISBN-10 9781134346882
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 208
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The first widespread incentive pay scheme was initiated in UK schools in 2000. This book is the result of monitoring the whole process from its inception. The authors visited schools, observed lessons, and solicited the views and experiences of a large collection of teachers and headteachers. Their discoveries are presented in this lively book. They include the views of teachers who were successful in crossing the threshold, those who weren't and those who chose not to apply, and headteachers who had to make the decisions. The book focuses on the following schemes: * headteachers' experiences of training * the outcomes in their own school * their relationship with external assessors * their hopes and fears for the future * their assessment of the influence on classroom practice * what did teachers change and not change in their teaching as a result of performance management * what means they employed to further their own professional development. This timely book is a useful resource for anyone involved in education, whether it be a classroom teacher, headteacher, administrator or policy-maker.



Assessing Teacher Classroom and School Effects

Assessing Teacher  Classroom  and School Effects Author Allan Odden
ISBN-10 9781135480349
Release 2014-04-04
Pages 160
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



How well do standards based teacher evaluation scores identify high quality teachers

How well do standards based teacher evaluation scores identify high quality teachers Author Sarah J. Archibald
ISBN-10 WISC:89097145544
Release 2007
Pages 132
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Assessment of Teacher Reactions to the Performance Evaluation System and the Motivational Effects of Teachers to a Performance based Bonus Program in Korea

Assessment of Teacher Reactions to the Performance Evaluation System and the Motivational Effects of Teachers to a Performance based Bonus Program in Korea Author Bong-Woon Ha
ISBN-10 WISC:89083392860
Release 2003
Pages 179
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A decade of urban school reform

A decade of urban school reform Author S. Paul Reville
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123310331
Release 2007-03-30
Pages 319
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In the last decade, the Boston Public Schools has undergone critical reforms that have been of intense interest to school leaders and policymakers throughout the country. Under the leadership of superintendent Thomas Payzant, the Boston schools implemented extensive reform strategies that yielded notable results. Fittingly, at the end of Payzants superintendency in September 2006, the Boston Public Schools received the Broad Prize for Urban Education for being the most improved urban school district in the country.A Decade of Urban School Reform looks at this critical era in the Boston schools and distills valuable insights and lessons for school leaders and reformers everywhere. With chapters that explore questions pertaining to governance, human resources, instruction, data collection, disabilities, community engagement, and other topics, the book offers a detailed, comprehensive portrait of a school system managing the complex and daunting tasks of system-wide reform. The result is a timely, in-depth contribution to the small group of indispensable writings on urban school reform.



Policy Tools for Improving Education

Policy Tools for Improving Education Author Robert E. Floden
ISBN-10 0935302301
Release 2003-03-15
Pages 231
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This volume of Review of Research in Education is devoted to research on "policy tools" that could be used to promote improvements in education. The volume comprises chapters on standards and assessments-tools that have formed the core of a "standards-based" approach to education policy that has been central in discussions of education policy in the past two decades. Chapters also address two areas-professional development and educational technology-that have been featured in policy discussions but do not neatly fit the notion of "tools". Policymakers have invested heavily in both these areas, presumably with the thought that additional resources would be used to produce improved outcomes. In comparison with standards and assessments, however, these two "tools" are more oriented toward increasing the capacity of the system than toward pushing the system in a particular direction.



Resources in Education

Resources in Education Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435070404009
Release 2000
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Preparing Teachers

Preparing Teachers Author Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States
ISBN-10 9780309128056
Release 2010-06-25
Pages 234
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Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their preparation. Yet there are many questions about how teachers are being prepared and how they ought to be prepared. Yet, teacher preparation is often treated as an afterthought in discussions of improving the public education system. Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. The book evaluates the characteristics of the candidates who enter teacher preparation programs, the sorts of instruction and experiences teacher candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence. Preparing Teachers also identifies a need for a data collection model to provide valid and reliable information about the content knowledge, pedagogical competence, and effectiveness of graduates from the various kinds of teacher preparation programs. Federal and state policy makers need reliable, outcomes-based information to make sound decisions, and teacher educators need to know how best to contribute to the development of effective teachers. Clearer understanding of the content and character of effective teacher preparation is critical to improving it and to ensuring that the same critiques and questions are not being repeated 10 years from now.



Achieving High Educational Standards for All

Achieving High Educational Standards for All Author Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
ISBN-10 9780309083034
Release 2002-04-11
Pages 300
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This volume summarizes a range of scientific perspectives on the important goal of achieving high educational standards for all students. Based on a conference held at the request of the U.S. Department of Education, it addresses three questions: What progress has been made in advancing the education of minority and disadvantaged students since the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision nearly 50 years ago? What does research say about the reasons of successes and failures? What are some of the strategies and practices that hold the promise of producing continued improvements? The volume draws on the conclusions of a number of important recent NRC reports, including How People Learn, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children, Eager to Learn, and From Neurons to Neighborhoods, among others. It includes an overview of the conference presentations and discussions, the perspectives of the two co-moderators, and a set of background papers on more detailed issues.



Performance Based Pay for Educators

Performance Based Pay for Educators Author Jennifer King Rice
ISBN-10 9780807775615
Release 2017-01-01
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This book provides an in-depth analysis of a performance-based pay initiative and crystalizes the design issues and implementation challenges that confounded efforts to translate this promising policy into practice. This story has much to say to academics and policymakers who are trying to figure out the combinations of incentives and the full range of resources required to establish incentive programs that promote an adequate supply and equitable distribution of capable and committed educators for our public schools. The book uncovers the conditions that appear to be necessary, if not fully sufficient, for performance-based initiatives to have a chance to realize their ambitious aims and the research that is required to guide policy development. In so doing, the authors consider the thorny question of whether performance-based pay systems for educators are worth the investment. “Education reformers have long known that performance-based pay is devilishly difficult to implement. All too often top-down, piecemeal changes squander scarce resources and undermine trust. Now, Rice and Malen’s first-rate study of one district’s comprehensive pay reform reveals that even well-planned, collaborative efforts easily go awry, casting further doubt on the promise of pay incentives to improve schooling. This book is required reading for all well-intentioned reformers.” —Susan Moore Johnson, Harvard University “Rice and Malen provide a compelling account of one district’s experience with a performance-based incentive program for educators. This book is a rare and valuable analysis of a policy uncovering both the technical and political challenges inherent in designing and implementing reform even under the most promising of conditions. Given the enduring interest in and ongoing federal funding available for pay-for-performance policies—and the surprising lack of research evidence undergirding this popularity—it behooves policymakers, reformers, funders, and students to learn from this important case.” —Julie A. Marsh, University of Southern California



The Dynamics of Socio Economic Development

The Dynamics of Socio Economic Development Author Adam Szirmai
ISBN-10 9781107717565
Release 2005-01-20
Pages 746
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Why are poor countries poor and rich countries rich? How are wealth and poverty related to changes in nutrition, health, life expectancy, education, population growth and politics? This modern, non-technical 2005 introduction to development studies explores the dynamics of socio-economic development and stagnation in developing countries. Taking a quantitative and comparative approach to contemporary debates within their broader context, Szirmai examines historical, institutional, demographic, sociological, political and cultural factors. Key chapters focus on economic growth, technological change, industrialisation, agricultural development, and consider social dimensions such as population growth, health and education. Each chapter contains comparative statistics on trends from a sample of twenty-nine developing countries. This rich statistical database allows students to strengthen their understanding of comparative development experiences. Assuming no prior knowledge of economics the book is suited for use in inter-disciplinary development studies programmes as well as economics courses, and will also interest practitioners pursuing careers in developing countries.



Teacher Professional Learning and Development

Teacher Professional Learning and Development Author Helen Timperley
ISBN-10 0790326280
Release 2007
Pages 292
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Equity and Adequacy in Education Finance

Equity and Adequacy in Education Finance Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 0309173957
Release 1999-02-12
Pages 328
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Spending on K-12 education across the United States and across local school districts has long been characterized by great disparities--disparities that reflect differences in property wealth and tax rates. For more than a quarter-century, reformers have attempted to reduce these differences through court challenges and legislative action. As part of a broad study of education finance, the committee commissioned eight papers examining the history and consequences of school finance reform undertaken in the name of equity and adequacy. This thought-provoking, timely collection of papers explores such topics as: What do the terms "equity" and "adequacy" in school finance really mean? How are these terms relevant to the politics and litigation of school finance reform? What is the impact of court-ordered school finance reform on spending disparities? How do school districts use money from finance reform? What policy options are available to states facing new challenges from court decisions mandating adequacy in school finance? When measuring adequacy, how do you consider differences in student needs and regional costs?



Teacher Preparation in Ireland

Teacher Preparation in Ireland Author Thomas O'Donoghue
ISBN-10 9781787145115
Release 2017-06-29
Pages 264
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This study of teacher preparation policy and practice in Ireland from Independence in 1921 to the present, highlights, within an international context, the extent to which the focus of preparation moved from nation-building until 1967, when free second-level education was introduced, to one concerned with improving the country’s human capital.



Public Spending in the 20th Century

Public Spending in the 20th Century Author Vito Tanzi
ISBN-10 0521664101
Release 2000-06-05
Pages 291
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After a detailed account of reform experiences in several countries and the public debate regarding government reform, the study closes with an outlook on the future role of the state, a period when globalization may require and people may want "leaner" but not "meaner" states."--Jacket.



Teacher Leadership in Professional Development Schools

Teacher Leadership in Professional Development Schools Author Jana Hunzicker
ISBN-10 9781787434042
Release 2018-04-06
Pages 336
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Featuring scholarly descriptions, teacher leader reflections, and thoughtful questions, this thoughtful collection will immerse readers in deep exploration of teacher leadership and student learning; definitions, structures, and cultures that promote teacher leadership; and teacher leader preparation and development.