Handbook of the Economics of Education
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Handbook of the Economics of Education by Eric A. Hanushek
Book DescriptionThe "Handbooks in Economics" series continues to provide the various branches of economics with handbooks which are definitive reference sources, suitable for use by professional researchers, advanced graduate students, or by those seeking a teaching supplement. With contributions from leading researchers, each Handbook presents an accurate, self-contained survey of the current state of the topic under examination. These surveys summarize the most recent discussions in journals, and elucidate new developments. Although original material is also included, the main aim of this series is the provision of comprehensive and accessible surveys. Every volume contains contributions from leading researchers. Each Handbook presents an accurate, self-contained survey of a particular topic. The series provides comprehensive and accessible surveys.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780444513991
(240mm x 165mm x 39mm)
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Eric A. Hanushek
Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses, Hardback (April 2009)» View all books by Eric A. Hanushek
Spurred by court rulings requiring states to increase public-school funding, the US spends more per student on K-12 education than almost any other country. This work traces the history of reform efforts and concludes that the principal focus of both courts and legislatures on ever-increasing funding has done little to improve student achievement.
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Author Biography - Eric A. Hanushek
Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He is also chairman of the Executive Committee for the Texas Schools Project at the University of Texas at Dallas, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences and of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education Excellence (California).
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