Class Size and Pupil‐Teacher Ratios: Where Education and Economics Collide

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This book provides a “primer” with respect to the debate about class size between economists and educators. In particular it offers an overview of how economists look at school funding problems, and makes a comparison between the work of the Chicago School and others like Eric Hanushek, which has focused intensely on the economic relationship between public spending on educational resources and the cost of equipping and expanding school infrastructure, and student outcomes. The book therefore focuses on class size as a primary example of the way in which economists have come to treat teaching and learning as a site for the development of human capital.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCharlotte NC USA
PublisherInformation Age Publishing
Number of pages123
ISBN (Electronic)9781681235622
ISBN (Print)9781681235608
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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