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Economics of Education Review

August 2004 Volume 23, Number 4

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Putting computerized instruction to the test: a randomized evaluation of a “scientifically based” reading program

    Cecilia Elena Rouse & Alan B. Krueger

    Although schools across the country are investing heavily in computers in the classroom, there is surprisingly little evidence that they actually improve student achievement. In this paper, we... More

    pp. 323-338

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  2. The devil’s in the details: evidence from the GED on large effects of small differences in high stakes exams

    John H. Tyler, Richard J. Murnane & John B. Willett

    As part of standards-based educational reform efforts, more than 40 states will soon require students to achieve passing scores on standardized exams in order to obtain a high school diploma.... More

    pp. 339-349

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  3. Should high school economics courses be compulsory?

    Clive R. Belfield & Henry M. Levin

    This paper estimates the effect of a state-imposed curriculum mandate on the academic achievement of US public school students. By 1998, 14 states across the US had mandates that high school... More

    pp. 351-360

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  4. Educational attainment: analysis by immigrant generation

    Barry R. Chiswick & Noyna DebBurman

    This paper presents a theoretical and empirical analysis of the largely ignored issue of the determinants of the educational attainment of adults by immigrant generation. Using current population... More

    pp. 361-379

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  5. The impacts of career-technical education on high school labor market success

    John H Bishop & Ferran Mane

    The paper assesses the effects of offering upper-secondary students the opportunity to pursue vocational education in high school on completion rates and subsequent earnings. Analysis of... More

    pp. 381-402

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  6. The economics and politics of cost sharing in higher education: comparative perspectives

    D.Bruce Johnstone

    Cost-sharing, or the shift in at least part of the higher educational cost burden from governments (or taxpayers) to parents and students, is a worldwide trend manifested in the introduction of (or... More

    pp. 403-410

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  7. Paying for high- and low-quality teaching

    John Schacter & Yeow Meng Thum

    The extensive research on teacher quality has led to two conclusions. First, there are large and significant differences among teachers in terms of their capacity to improve student achievement.... More

    pp. 411-430

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  8. Can parents choose the best schools for their children?

    Joseph L Bast & Herbert J Walberg

    One of Lewis Solmon’s research interests is whether parents can choose the best schools for their children. This paper shows how economic principles predict parents would do a better job choosing... More

    pp. 431-440

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  9. International education quality

    Stephen P. Heyneman

    Education is linked with economic productivity and growth in personal income. But what is it about education which creates this linkage? Have nations with high rates of enrollment achieved the... More

    pp. 441-452

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