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ERIC Number: ED120965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 12
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Schooling and Learning.
Brown, Calvin L.
The Georgia Principal, v12 n2 pp18-28 Win 1976
Numerous studies have investigated the relationship between educational resources and learning. Many researchers have used the production function form of input-output analysis in an attempt to determine the relationship between certain output indicators (e.g., reading achievement) and certain inputs (e.g., pupil-teacher ratio). Measures of input are often separated into socioeconomic characteristics and school characteristics. Evidence tends to support the contention that the accomplishments of schools are limited by the socioeconomic background of their students. However, the interest of educators centers primarily on school resource variables, since only they can be affected by educational practice and policy. Generally, teacher characteristics appear to be the most important school-related determinants of school output. For example, Brown's study of 183 Georgia school districts indicated that highly productive districts tended to spend more for instruction; since teacher salaries account for most of this budget category, these findings lend credence to the hypothesis that acheivement is probably a function of teacher quality. (Author/JG)
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