“Does teacher preparation matter? pupil academic achievement and teacher’s college preparation”
AbstractThis study examines whether there is differential productivity associated with teachers trained within Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University’s college of education relative to teachers trained in other colleges and schools affiliated with the same university. We also examined whether there is differential productivity associated with alternative majors within and between the college of education and other academic units. We measure the productivity of a teacher by the educational achievement of pupils assigned to that teacher during a given year. We find that among pupils taught by recent graduates of FAMU, there is greater academic achievement among elementary school pupils taught by a teacher with a college major in elementary education than among elementary school pupils taught by a teacher with a college major in either secondary education or a non-education subject area. However, relative to secondary education and non-education majors, elementary education majors provide less value-added in middle school and high school.
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Date of creation: 15 Jan 2010
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teacher quality; value-added model; historically black colleges and universities; HBCU; teacher productivity; education and value-added;
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- J45 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Public Sector Labor Markets
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
- J44 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Professional Labor Markets and Occupations
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
- J48 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Particular Labor Markets; Public Policy
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-01-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2010-01-23 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-EDU-2010-01-23 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2010-01-23 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-URE-2010-01-23 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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