ERIC Number: ED113820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Project on Research in Student Learning. Final Report.
Winkler, Donald R.
This project researched three questions related to the production of cognitive skills in formal elementary and secondary education. The first question dealt with the pattern of student learning over time. It was found that, generally, the elasticity of grade eight knowledge with respect to grade eight school inputs is higher than the elasticity of grade eight knowledge with respect to grade one students who, then, might benefit from increased resource allocations in the early grades. The second question examined the preferences of teachers with respect to the level and distribution of learning within the classroom and to their own geographic location. Teachers attempt to maximize the average level of learning and to minimize the variance in learning in the classroom, though they strongly prefer to maximize achievement. The third question examined the relationship between student work effort and learning. It was found that student labor is a strong determinant of student learning. A summary of the findings and their possible policy implications are presented in the body of the report with the complete studies presented in appendixes. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara. Community and Organization Research Inst.
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