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EDPD 8041 Economics of Education: Welcome & Course Readings

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EDPD 8041 Course Readings

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Aztekin, S., & Yilmaz, H. B. (2014). The effects of human and material resources on students math achievement in 45 countries. Problems of Education in the 21St Century, 628–20.

Bank, V. (2012). On OECD policies and the pitfalls in economy-driven education: The case of Germany. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 44(2), 193-210.

Baum, S., Kurose, C., & McPherson, M. (2013). An overview of American higher education. Future of Children, 17-39.

Buszin, J. S. (2013). Beyond school finance: Refocusing education reform litigation to realize the deferred dream of education equality and adequacy. Emory Law Journal, 62(6), 1613-1657.

Campbell-Barr, V. (2012). Early years education and the value for money folklore. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 20(3), 423-437.

Cardozo, M. T. L., Shah, R., & Cardozo, M. M. L. A conceptual framework to analyse the multiscalar politics of education for sustainable peacebuilding. DOI: 10.1080/03050068.2016.1220144

Carrell, S. E., & West, J. E. (2010). Does professor quality matter? Evidence from random assignment of students to professors. Journal of Political Economy, 118(3), 409–432.

Conner, T. W., & Rabovsky, T. M. (2011). Accountability, affordability, access: A review of the recent trends in higher education policy research. Policy Studies Journal, 3993-112.

Cornacchione, E., & Daugherty, J. L. (2013). Trends in opportunity costs of U.S. postsecondary education: A national HRD and human capital theory analysis. New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 25(2), 62-82.

Crisp, G. & Delgado, C. (2014). The impact of developmental education on community college persistence and vertical transfer. Community College Review, 42(2), 99-117.

Crook, T. R., Todd, S. Y., Combs, J. G., Woehr, D. J., & Ketchen Jr., D. J. (2011). Does human capital matter? A meta-analysis of the relationship between human capital and firm performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(3), 443-456.

Decuypere, M., Simons, M., & Masschelein, J. (2011). "Perform, measure accurately, optimise": On the constitution of (evidence-based) education policy. <International Studies in Sociology of Education, 21(2), 115–135.

Fowles, J. (2014). Funding and focus: Resource dependence in public higher education. Research in Higher Education, 55(3), 272-287.

Gullo, D. (2013). Improving instructional practices, policies, and student outcomes for early childhood language and literacy through data-driven decision making. Early Childhood Journal, 41(6), 413-421.

Haynie, D. (2012). Increasing use of adjuncts sparks worries. Community College Week, 25(1), 8-9.

Hillman, N., Tandberg, D., & Gross, J. (2014). Market-Based Higher Education: Does Colorado's Voucher Model Improve Higher Education Access and Efficiency?. Research In Higher Education, 55(6), 601-625.

Hughes, G.D. (2012). Teacher retention: Teacher characteristics, school characteristics, organizational characteristics, and teacher efficacy. Journal of Educational Research, 105(4), 245-255.

Inwood, D. (2014). Performance-related pay and why it is changing the dynamics of teaching. Education Journal, 209, 15-15.

Klees, S. J. (2014). How the rhetoric and reality of privatization distorts education. CCPA Monitor, 21(6), 24-27.

Massy, W. F., Sullivan, T. A., & Mackie, C. (2013). Improving Measurement of Productivity in Higher Education. Change, 45(1), 15-23.

Minnameier, G. (2016). Ethics and economics: A comment on Narvaez‘s “Revitalizing human virtue by restoring organic morality”. Journal of Moral Education, 45(3), 248-255.

Moore, S., Kochan, F.K., Kraska M., & Reames, E.H. (2011). Professional development and student achievement in high poverty schools: Making the connection. International Studies in Educational Administration, 39(2), 65-79.

Nichols, S. & Valenzuela, A. (2013). Education policy and youth: Effects of policy on practice. Theory into Practice, 52(3), 152-159.

Petty, T., Wang, C., Harbaugh, A.P. (2013). Relationships between student, teacher, and school characteristics and mathematics achievement. School Science & Mathematics, 113(7), 333-344.

Sawchuk, S. (2012). New studies affirm impact of board-certified teachers. Education Week, 34(26), 6-6.

Stuart, G. R., Rios-Aguilar, C., & Deil-Amen, R. (2014). "How much economic value does my credential have?": Reformulating Tinto's model to study students' persistence in community colleges. Community College Review, 42(4), 327-341.

van der Merwe, A. (2010). Does human capital theory account for individual higher education choice? International Business & Economics Research Journal, 9(6), 81-93.

Velasco, M. S. (2014). Do higher education institutions make a difference in competence development? A model of competence production at university. Higher Education, 68(4), 503-523.

Verstegen, D. A. (2011). Public education finance systems in the United States and funding policies for populations with special educational needs. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 19(21), 1-26.

Winters, M.A. (2012). How to grade teachers. National Affairs, 13, 61-76.

Woessman, L. (2016). The economic case for education, Education Economics, 24(1), 3-32, DOI: 10.1080/09645292.2015.1059801