Teaching Practices and Social Capital
AbstractWe use several data sets to consider the effect of teaching practices on student beliefs, as well as on organization of firms and institutions. In cross-country data, we show that teaching practices (such as copying from the board versus working on projects together) are strongly related to various dimensions of social capital, from beliefs in cooperation to institutional outcomes. We then use micro-data to investigate the influence of teaching practices on student beliefs about cooperation and students' involvement in civic life. A two-stage least square strategy provides evidence that teaching practices have an independent sizeable effect on student social capital. The relationship between teaching practices and student test performance is nonlinear. The evidence supports the idea that progressive education promotes social capital.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6052.
Length: 52 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2011
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Publication status: published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2013, 5(3), 189-210
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- Yann Algan & Pierre Cahuc & Andrei Shleifer, . "Teaching Practices and Social Capital," Working Paper 19523, Harvard University OpenScholar.
- Yann Algan & Pierre Cahuc & Andrei Shleifer, 2011. "Teaching Practices and Social Capital," NBER Working Papers 17527, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Algan, Yann & Cahuc, Pierre & Shleifer, Andrei, 2011. "Teaching Practices and Social Capital," CEPR Discussion Papers 8625, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-11-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2011-11-07 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2011-11-07 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2011-11-07 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2011-11-07 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-SOC-2011-11-07 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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