Throughout the world, members of the education research community have
long decried the lack of attention to research and scholarship that is evident in most
education policies promulgated by state, provincial, and national legislatures. The
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001 (ESEA 2001), which was
recently signed into law in the United States, is an interesting case to consider in
The Ministry of Education is currently implementing an ambitious and wide-ranging policy reform process to respond to rapid changing societal demands. The policy covers the establishment of academic specialties, reform of the mode of student training, strengthening teaching management, strengthening character education in universities, reform in the teaching of English, and adjustment of curricula.
In her Presidential Address to the Head Mistresses Association in 1919,
Miss Reta Oldham pointed out that although women were ‘admitted to
possess considerable organising and administrative gifts’ no woman, so far
as she was aware, occupied an administrative position at the Board of
Education and no Local Authority employed a woman Director of Education.
This book reviews curriculum policy, reform and implementation in South African education. This is an edited compilation of the key presentations and discussions that took place between education policy-makers and researchers at the HSRC-sponsored Round Table in September 2000.
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This thesis examines empirically whether there is a link between education and economic growth in Chile during the period 1973-2005. This is done through the adoption of time-series analysis and co-integration techniques. Based on economic theory and empirical findings, potential implications for Chilean educational policy are then discussed.
ESSAYS ON ENROLLMENT POLICIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION None of the estimates presented in this section supports the hypothesis that effective
schools are more likely to attract the best peer groups in markets with fragmented school
governance than in those where Tiebout choice is more difficult to exercise.
AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE POSITIVE AND NORMATIVE ASPECTS OF MONETARY POLICY The alternative hypotheses that are consistent with the above results, that parental
valuations place a great deal of weight on peer group relative to effectiveness or that
administrative and instructional effectiveness is simply unimportant to the distribution of
educational outcomes, seem more plausible.
The Market for Higher Education: Economic Analyses of College Choice , Returns , and State Aid Policy A thesis Present I find suggestive evidence, however, that her estimates, from a sample of
public school students, are upward biased by selection into private schools. Moreover, an
investigation of the sampling variability of Hoxbys estimates leads to the conclusion that her
standard errors are understated, and that even her own point estimates of the competitive
effect are not significantly different from zero....
This substantive report is essential reading for those involved in higher education planning and policy-making. Based on responses to a survey done in all nine provinces of South Africa, research focuses on Grade 12 learners' intentions to enter higher education and their choices around institution and field of study.
Three essays consider implications of the strong association between student
background characteristics and academic performance.
Chapter One considers the incentives that school choice policies might create for the
efficient management of schools. These incentives would be diluted if parents prefer
schools with desirable peer groups to those with inferior peers but better policies and
instruction. I model a Tiebout choice housing market in which schools differ in both peer
group and effectiveness.
TREE ESSAYS ON ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES This could be because effectiveness is swamped by the peer group in
parental preferences or because it is difficult to observe directly. In either case,
administrators who pursue unproductive policies are unlikely to be disciplined by parental
exit and Tiebout choice can create only weak incentives for productive school management.
Integration of ICT in Education in Vietnam: from Policy to Practice Jef Peeraer (Coordinator Teacher Training – ICT, VVOB Vietnam) Thy Tran (Coordinator Teacher Training – ICT, VVOB Vietnam) Abstract During the school year 2008-2009, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) of Vietnam launched the “Year of ICT” to produce a breakthrough in educational innovation. In light of this development the authors have carried out a policy analysis to study the national vision and mission on integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education in Vietnam.
The connection between poverty and lack of education seems entirely self-evident, yet real progress in overcoming the obstacles to education and economic affluence has eluded governments and social activists worldwide for decades. This book interrogates the link between education and poverty reduction and highlights the role of cross-sectoral co-ordination and policy coherence in breaking the poverty trap.
EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH EVIDENCE FROM CHINA AND POLICY IMLICATION Column C allows the racial and ethnic composition of SAT-takers to have an
independent effect on average SAT scores. If there are cultural biases in SAT scores, for
example, individual ethnicity may have a different effect than does the composition of the
peer group. The coefficients on racial composition variables are large and significant, but
again their inclusion has essentially no effect on the parameter of interest, the interaction of
average peer quality with Tiebout choice....
The Incentive Effects of Social Policies on Education and Labor Markets Several specification tests and alternative data sets fail to reveal
important biases in the basic models. Several specification tests and alternative data sets fail to reveal
important biases in the basic models.
THE USE OF RELATIONSHIP MARKETING TECHNIQUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY Finally, it may be that the sorts of policies that I call school
effectiveness, those not dependent on the peer group, are relatively unimportant
determinants of student outcomes (or that they do not vary substantially across schools), and
thus that effectiveness sorting and differences in average effectiveness across markets are not
observable in the pattern of average SAT scores.