Review of Applied Economics
Recent academic research suggests that teacher quality plays an important role in student achievement: however, empirical research on the efficacy of policies requiring teachers to obtain certain degrees is inconclusive, particularly in elementary education. This paper models a panel data production function with fixed effects using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS-K) to asses the relationship between different undergraduate and graduate majors and elementary student test scores. Specifcally, we aim to discern if there is a difference in teacher efficacy within the different education related majors (e.g. early childhood education and elementary education) and between education and non-education related majors.
Copyright © 2013, from Review of Applied Economics.
Place of Publication
New Delhi, India
Collier, Trevor, "Teacher Qualifications and Student Achievement: A Panel Data of Analysis" (2013). Economics and Finance Faculty Publications. 6.
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