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Earning and learning : how schools matter

Author: Susan E Mayer; Paul E Peterson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press ; New York, N.Y. : Russell Sage Foundation, ©1999.
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"A four hundred billion dollar industry, education is one of the largest sectors of the U.S. economy - yet scholars, educators, policymakers, and parents disagree about how education money should be spent. In particular, they differ on how best to improve a student's ability to learn or how much additional learning contributes to a child's success as an adult." "Chapters explore, among other topics, the influence of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Mayer; Paul E Peterson
ISBN: 0815755287 9780815755289 0815755295 9780815755296
OCLC Number: 41265929
Description: viii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: From earning to learning / Susan E. Mayer --
Aptitude or achievement : why do test scores predict educational attainment and earnings? / Christopher Jencks and Meredith Phillips --
Economic success and the evolution of schooling and mental ability / Christopher Winship and Sanders D. Korenman --
Does the timing of schooling affect how much children learn? / Susan E. Mayer and David Knutson --
School reforms : how much do they matter? / Paul E. Peterson --
How does class size relate to achievement in schools? / Frederick Mosteller --
The evidence on class size / Eric A. Hanushek --
Effects of the math curriculum in high school / Robert H. Meyer --
Do hard courses and good grades enhance cognitive skills? / Jay R. Girotto and Paul E. Peterson --
Nerd harassment, incentives, school priorities, and learning / John H. Bishop --
The effects of school choice on curriculum and atmosphere / Caroline M. Hoxby --
Effects of school choice in New York City / Paul E. Peterson [and others] --
The costs and benefits of school reform / Susan E. Mayer and Paul E. Peterson.
Responsibility: Susan E. Mayer and Paul E. Peterson, editors.

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Education is one of the largest sectors of the U.S. economy--yet scholars, educators, policymakers, and parents do not agree about what the money spent on education really buys.  Read more...

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