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International Handbook on the Economics of Education

International Handbook on the Economics of Education
A Book

by Geraint Johnes,Jill Johnes

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 872
  • ISBN : 1845421698
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Education

The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Education
A Book

by Brian Patrick McCall

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-12
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9780429202520
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The economics of education is a burgeoning area of study, employing increasingly sophisticated analytical tools to answer questions with high societal impact. Thus, the aim of this handbook is to provide readers with an up-to-update overview of the current state of the field of the economics of education and its main areas of research. This comprehensive handbook provides an authoritative overview of key theoretical and policy areas, covering topics like econometric methods for education economics, returns to education, competition in education provision, education and economic growth, and education and inequality. It reviews the current state of research from early childhood through post-graduate education as well as adult education and life-long learning. Offering a truly international perspective, the handbook benefits from a global group of contributors and attention to both developed and developing country contexts. The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Education will be a valuable resource for advanced students, researchers and policymakers across economics, education, and public policy"--

Economic Education in the Schools

Economic Education in the Schools
A Report

by National Task Force on Economic Education

  • Publisher : New York, Committee for Economic Development
  • Release : 1961
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An International Perspective on Economic Education

An International Perspective on Economic Education
A Book

by William B. Walstad

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-10-02
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 9789401046053
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Economics is taught in some form in the secondary schools of nations throughout the world. The subject is rarely taught in elementary schools, and while economics courses are offered in universities, the majority of students end their formal education with secondary school. Thus, the best opportunity for the economic education of the youth of a nation occurs in secondary schools. This book examines economic education at this critical level of the educational system. The teaching of economics in secondary schools varies across countries. These differences occur because of history, the structure of education, and other national factors. At the same time, there are common elements in the economic education of many countries, especially in content coverage. This contrast between the common features and the uniqueness of economic education in secondary schools of major industrial nations exemplifies the international perspective presented in this book. The international perspective is developed in the six sections of the volume. The first section discusses why nations should include economics in school curricula, and presents a framework for teaching economics that should have global appeal. Dissension and consensus on economic issues among North American and European economists are examined in the second section. The third section surveys the U.S. research literature on precollege economic education and assesses the current state of economics instruction in U.S. schools. The economics curricula and educational practices in seven other nations -- the U.K., Canada, Japan, Germany, Austria, Korea, and Australia -- are described in the fourth and fifth sections. The fifth section also presents international comparisons of economic understanding based on national testing in six of those nations. The sixth and final section explores the role of economic education in centrally planned economies, and its effects on the transition to a market economy, using Russia, Bulgaria, and China as case studies.

Handbook of the Economics of Education

Handbook of the Economics of Education
A Book

by Eric A Hanushek,Stephen J. Machin,Ludger Woessmann

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2010-11-11
  • Pages : 616
  • ISBN : 9780080961828
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How does education affect economic and social outcomes, and how can it inform public policy? Volume 3 of the Handbooks in the Economics of Education uses newly available high quality data from around the world to address these and other core questions. With the help of new methodological approaches, contributors cover econometric methods and international test score data. They examine the determinants of educational outcomes and issues surrounding teacher salaries and licensure. And reflecting government demands for more evidence-based policies, they take new looks at institutional feaures of school systems. Volume editors Eric A. Hanushek (Stanford), Stephen Machin (University College London) and Ludger Woessmann (Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich) draw clear lines between newly emerging research on the economics of education and prior work. In conjunction with Volume 4, they measure our current understanding of educational acquisition and its economic and social effects. Uses rich data to study issues of high contemporary policy relevance Demonstrates how education serves as an important determinant of economic and social outcomes Benefits from the globalization of research in the economics of education

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Methods and Applications

by Henry M. Levin,Patrick J. McEwan

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2000-09-27
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1506349552
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Second Edition of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis continues to provide the most current, step-by-step guide to planning and implementing a cost analysis study. Henry M. Levin and Patrick J. McEwan use detailed and varied examples from studies and articles, ranging from education to public health, to introduce the principles and practice of cost-effectiveness analysis. The authors take account of both the costs and the effects of selecting alternatives, and suggest methods of minimizing the costs of research. New to this edition: expanded coverage of cost effectiveness from types of technique to use, to how to interpret the data; the latest information on cost benefits analysis and how to relate it to outcome measures; in-depth chapter-end exercises to enable readers to sharpen their ability to evaluate policy options and program effectiveness; feedback appendix for readers to evaluate their responses to exercises; comprehensive bibliography of methodological sources on cost analysis and educational settings grouped by category. This thorough volume primes the reader to deal with any evaluation situation by studying cost-effective analysis in relation to cost-benefit analysis, cost-utility analysis, and cost-feasibility analysis.

Expanding Teaching and Learning Horizons in Economic Education

Expanding Teaching and Learning Horizons in Economic Education
A Book

by Franklin Graves Mixon,Richard J. Cebula

  • Publisher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9781607419716
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers 17 richly unique and interesting essays covering many of the subjects that are currently being examined in academic journals of this genre. Divided into three sections -- research, pedagogy and information about the economic education profession -- this volume offers insights on current debates over economic literacy, standardised test performance, the impact of gender, class attendance and homework policies on course performance and classroom cheating. Also recognising interest in the use of literature, sports, and popular culture to enhance classroom presentation of economics, this volume offers a number of chapters dealing with the use of books, motion pictures, professional sports and television cartoons to capture students' interests in economics. In providing these essays, this book brings together several notable scholars in the field of economic education, including William B. Walstad of the University of Nebraska, associate editor of the Journal of Economic Education, G. Dirk Mateer of Pennsylvania State University, author of Economics in the Movies, and Kim Marie McGoldrick of the University of Richmond, member of the editorial boards of The American Economist, Journal of Economic Education and the Journal of Economics & Finance Education. Complete with a Foreword by Rand W. Ressler, co-author of the popular economics text "Economics: Private Markets and Public Choice", this volume brings the research and ideas of several of the leading scholars in economic education together in one place.

Economic Education for Consumers

Economic Education for Consumers
A Book

by Roger LeRoy Miller,Alan D. Stafford

  • Publisher : South-Western Pub
  • Release : 2005-03
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN : 9780538441117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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EDUCATION FOR CONSUMERS, 3rd Edition brings economic, consumer, and personal finance topics to life. Exciting changes to this edition include a bright new design and updated information on important changes in technology, banking, and taxes. Organized into several class-length lessons, each chapter contains several features to capture and maintain student interest, such as Consumer Alert, What in the World?, Vote Your Wallet, Buy the Number$, Consumer in Action!, Guess What?, Math of Money, Cyber Consumer, Primary Sources, and Communicate. Journal activities, located at the beginning and end of each chapter, connect the theme of each chapter and reinforce communication skills. The Life Span Plan Project links all aspects of personal finance to the student’s life in a capstone project, using icons throughout each chapter to encourage students to think about how each topic relates to their own “Life Span Plan.”

Research on Economic Education

Research on Economic Education
Is it Asking the Right Questions?

by Burton Allen Weisbrod

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research
A Book

by John C. Smart

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2008-03-21
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN : 9781402069598
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic.

What Can Behavioral Economics Teach Us about Teaching Economics?

What Can Behavioral Economics Teach Us about Teaching Economics?
A Book

by Supriya Sarnikar

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-11-19
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 1137497440
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sarnikar cites evidence of frequent misconceptions of economics amongst students, graduates, and even some economists, and argues that behavioral economists are uniquely qualified to investigate causes of poor learning in economics. She conducts a review of the economics education literature to identify gaps in current research efforts and suggests a two-pronged approach to fill the gaps: an engineering approach to the adoption of innovative teaching methods and a new research program to enhance economists' understanding of how learning occurs. To facilitate research into learning processes, Sarnikar provides an overview of selected learning theories from psychology, as well as new data on hidden misconceptions amongst beginning students of economics. She argues that if they ask the right questions, economists of all persuasions are likely to find surprising lessons in the answers of beginning students of economics.

Educating Economists

Educating Economists
The Teagle Discussion on Re-evaluating the Undergraduate Economics Major

by David C. Colander,KimMarie McGoldrick

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2010-01-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1849801959
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is an excellent outcome of an American Economic Association Committee for Economic Education project aimed at advancing the teaching of economics within a liberal arts context. Dave Colander and KimMarie McGoldrick assembled a most able panel of contributors for this effort that includes dialogue on what should be taught, how it should be taught, and how that teaching and learning should be assessed and rewarded. To the editors credit, they have not attempted to dictate policy but to stimulate debate on the topics. This volume is a must read for anyone seriously interested in the teaching of economics at the tertiary level. William E. Becker, Indiana University, Bloomington, US The economics major is a central part of a college education. But is that economics major doing what it is meant to do? And if not, how should it be changed? This book raises a set of provocative questions that encourage readers to look at the economics major in a different light than it is typically considered and provides a series of recommendations for change. Responding to a Teagle Foundation initiative on the role of majors in higher education, the contributors eminent economists and administrators consider the relationship between the goals and objectives of the economics major and those of a liberal education. They address questions such as: What is the appropriate training for a person who will be teaching in a liberal arts school? What incentives would motivate the creation of institutional value through teaching and not simply research? They also explore whether the disciplinary nature of undergraduate education is squeezing out the big-think questions, and replacing them with little-think questions, and whether we should change graduate training of economists to better prepare them to be teachers, rather than researchers. Providing a stimulating discussion of the economics major by many of the leaders in US economic education, this book will prove a thought provoking read for those with a special interest in economics and economics education, particularly academics, lecturers, course administrators, students and researchers.

Economics, Education and Youth Entrepreneurship

Economics, Education and Youth Entrepreneurship
International Perspectives

by Marian Noga,Andrzej Brzeziński

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-07-23
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781003206446
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The aim of this book is to justify the importance of economic knowledge for every human being in a country with an economic system based on the market mechanism, and to explain and debunk the myths and stereotypes related to economic education and its effectiveness, particularly among young people. The book offers a comparative analysis of the economic education of young people in Poland and throughout the world. It examines the historical emergence of economies and economic thinking and decision-making as well as the different philosophies and educational systems in the EU and the USA. It thoroughly investigates the economic knowledge of Polish youth via an annual study, which the authors have conducted since 2012. The book outlines both the formal and informal methods of economic education, from education programs in general secondary schools and economic technical schools, as well as in vocational schools, and also examines school Business Incubators. It concludes with a summary, reviewing the implementation of research goals and issues and outlining directions for future research. The authors break down complex topics and provide readers of this book with a base knowledge of economics at the micro and macro levels. The book will serve as a useful and practical guide for students and researchers, as well as policymakers concerned with rethinking the education system. Additionally, it will be a helpful resource for those wanting to acquire the knowledge needed to conduct a business, as the authors maintain that entrepreneurship can be learned"--

Econometric Modeling in Economic Education Research

Econometric Modeling in Economic Education Research
A Book

by William E. Becker Jr.,Rolf A. Walstad

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9400932715
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since its establishment in the 1950s the American Economic Association's Committee on Economic Education has sought to promote improved instruction in economics and to facilitate this objective by stimulating research on the teaching of economics. These efforts are most apparent in the sessions on economic education that the Committee organizes at the Association's annual meetings. At these sessions economists interested in economic education have opportunities to present new ideas on teaching and research and also to report the findings of their research. The record of this activity can be found in the Proceedings of the American Eco nomic Review. The Committee on Economic Education and its members have been actively involved in a variety of other projects. In the early 1960s it organized the National Task Force on Economic Education that spurred the development of economics teaching at the precollege level. This in turn led to the development of a standardized research instrument, a high school test of economic understanding. This was followed later in the 1960s by the preparation of a similar test of understanding college economics. The development of these two instruments greatly facilitated research on the impact of economics instruction, opened the way for application of increasingly sophisticated statistical methods in measuring the impact of economic education, and initiated a steady stream of research papers on a subject that previously had not been explored.

The Economics of Elementary Education in India

The Economics of Elementary Education in India
The Challenge of Public Finance, Private Provision and Household Costs

by Santosh Mehrotra

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications India
  • Release : 2005-12-13
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 8132103637
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume discusses key aspects of the economics of the elementary education system in the poorer and educationally backward states of India, while also examining one high-achiever state—Tamil Nadu. Providing the first state-by-state analysis of major cost and financing issues, the book is based on data gathered from one of the most comprehensive surveys conducted in recent times in these states, which was specifically commissioned for this book. The survey covered 120,000 households and a thousand schools spread over 91 districts in eight states. Written by leading educational economists, the original essays in this volume - analyse the major cost and financing issues in elementary schooling in seven of the eight states surveyed—Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal; - identify recent initiatives made by the governments of these seven states; - systematically scrutinise the pattern of the public spending in elementary education; - examine enrolment in government schools and the quality of education that they impart; - study household expenditure on schooling—the costs to parents of sending children to school; and - compare government schools with private schools, showing how the private sector has began to take over the what should be the responsibility of the government, particularly in the poorer states.

The Palgrave Companion to LSE Economics

The Palgrave Companion to LSE Economics
A Book

by Robert A. Cord

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2019-01-18
  • Pages : 957
  • ISBN : 113758274X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The London School of Economics (LSE) has been and continues to be one of the most important global centres for economics. With six chapters on themes in LSE economics and 29 chapters on the lives and work of LSE economists, this volume shows how economics became established at the School, how it produced some of the world’s best-known economists, including Lionel Robbins and Bill Phillips, plus Nobel Prize winners, such as Friedrich Hayek, John Hicks and Christopher Pissarides, and how it remains a global force for the very best in teaching and research in economics. With original contributions from a stellar cast, this volume provides economists – especially those interested in macroeconomics and the history of economic thought – with the first in-depth analysis of LSE economics.

Home Economics Education in the Philippines

Home Economics Education in the Philippines
A Book

by Philippine FAO Committee on Home Economics

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1956
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Higher Education and Economic Growth

Higher Education and Economic Growth
A Book

by William E. Becker,William E. Becker Jr.,D.R. Lewis

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9780792392354
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book addresses topics related to the role of post-secondary education in national economic development within the United States. The chapters summarize the research literature and synthesize what economists and other social scientists have learned about the contribution of higher education to economic growth. Attention is given to the research, teaching and service missions of higher education in stimulating economic growth and development. This book focuses on the economic and social gains to the nation as a whole and follows up on The Economics of American Higher Education edited by Becker and Lewis (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992), which dealt primarily with the effects of higher education on the gains of individuals.

Effective Economic Education in the Schools

Effective Economic Education in the Schools
A Book

by William B. Walstad,John Charles Soper

  • Publisher : [New York, N.Y.] : Joint Council on Economic Education ; Washington, D.C. : National Education Association
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9780810618404
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Developmental Economic Education Program (DEEP) was launched in 1964 by the Joint Council on Economic Education as an experimental program in three school districts. By 1989 there were 1,836 school districts enrolled in DEEP, covering some 39 percent of the precollege student population. This book tells the story of DEEP, an effort to improve the economics education curriculum by involving teachers, administrators, universities, and businesses in a curriculum change partnership. This current look at the DEEP experience is divided into five major parts. Part I consists of four chapters that give a rationale for economic education and explain in more detail the features of the DEEP model. Part II focuses on the research and evaluation that have been conducted over the 25-year history of DEEP and on related studies of economic understanding among students in secondary and elementary grades. The next two parts offer case studies of how DEEP works. Part III looks at DEEP operations and issues in four diverse states. Part IV shows how the DEEP process works in six different school districts. In part V the focus shifts from the present to the future; these chapters discuss the future of DEEP in the context of educational reform, requirements for new curriculum materials, needs of school districts, and leadership from the Joint Council on Economic Education. (DB)

Economic Education

Economic Education
Hearings Before the United States Joint Economic Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Progress, Ninetieth Congress, First Session, on Apr. 14, 17, 21, 1967

by United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee. Subcommittee on Economic Progress

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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