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ERIC Number: EJ1156444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Does Teacher Certification Program Lead to Better Quality Teachers? Evidence from Indonesia
Kusumawardhani, Prita Nurmalia
Education Economics, v25 n6 p590-618 2017
This paper examines the impact of the teacher certification program in Indonesia in 2007 and 2008 on student and teacher outcomes. I create a rule-based instrumental variable from discontinuities arising from the assignment mechanism of teachers into certification program. The thresholds are determined empirically. The study applies a two-sample instrumental variable (TSIV) method to combine information from two different datasets. I find that there is no strong evidence of the effectiveness of certified teachers on student learning outcomes and teacher performance, as measured by student test scores, teacher test scores, teacher attendance, and teacher involvement in non-teaching side jobs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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