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ERIC Number: ED555607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Broken Gears: The Value Added of Higher Education on Teachers' Academic Achievement. Policy Research Working Paper 7168
Balcázar, Carlos Felipe; Ñopo, Hugo
World Bank
Good teachers are essential for high-quality educational systems. However, little is known about teachers' skills formation during college. By combining two standardized tests for Colombian students, one taken at the end of senior year in high school and the other when students are near graduation from college, this paper documents the extent to which education majors relatively improve or deteriorate their skills in quantitative reasoning, native language, and foreign language, in comparison to students in other programs. Teachers' skills vis-à-vis those in other majors deteriorate in quantitative reasoning and foreign language, although they deteriorate less for those in math-oriented and foreign language oriented programs. For native language, there is no evidence of robust differences in relative learning mobility. An appendix contains Figure A1 and Tables A1 and A2.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank
Identifiers - Location: Colombia