ERIC Number: ED187001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Research Issues Concerning the Production and Finance of Schooling. Research Series No. 65.
Brown, Byron W.; Saks, Daniel H.
Using data collected in a beginning teacher evaluation study, this paper attempts to show that time is an important input in producing learning. First the paper discusses equalization of tax bases in school districts, inequality in the distribution of inputs, and the importance of multiple outputs in schools. Next it describes an economic model of production and choice that can be used to understand and explain the large variation in the amounts of resources--mostly time--that students receive. The paper concludes that a critique of the traditional economic models used in education research can be made into a constructive economic theory of schooling. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Input Output Analysis, Mathematical Models, Productivity, Time Factors (Learning)
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($2.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.