ERIC Number: ED467042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Education in the Twenty-First Century.
Lazear, Edward P., Ed.
In this book, several Hoover Institution scholars search for the answers to failures in U.S. schools and examine the debate over what works and what does not work. Such widely debated topics as national examinations, accountability, performance, and school funding are discussed. The importance of education to both the individual and society as a whole, shedding light on what education does, various ways to structure education, lessons learned from the past, and what can be accomplished in the future are detailed. After the foreword (George P. Schultz) and "Introduction" (Edward P. Lazear), the first section, "Education and Income" discusses: "The Age of Human Capital" (Gary S. Becker); "Education as a Determinant of Economic Growth" (Robert J. Barro); "The Value of Education: Evidence from around the Globe" (Robert E. Hall); and "Redistributional Consequences of Educational Reform" (Paul M. Romer). The second section, "Education and Society," includes: "The Education of Minority Children" (Thomas Sowell); "Educating Black Students" (Shelby Steele); "Delivering Education" (Andrew J. Coulson); and "Competing Visions of the Child, the Family, and the School" (Jennifer Roback Morse). Information on the contributors and an index are included. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Black Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Minority Group Children, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Public Education, Social Influences, Student Evaluation
Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6010 (Publication no. 501, $15). Tel: 800-935-2882 (Toll Free). Web site: http://www.hoover.org/publications/.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Milwaukee, WI.; Koret Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
Note: Also supported by the Bernard Lee Schwartz Foundation.