Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2013

Publication Source

Review of Applied Economics

Abstract

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.

Inclusive pages

1-20

ISBN/ISSN

0973-1687

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

The published version of this article is provided with the consent of publisher, Serial Publications. Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Serials Publications

Volume

9

Issue

1-2

Place of Publication

New Delhi, India