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ERIC Number: EJ848655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
An Economist's View of the Educational Consequences of Reform in the Reallocation of Time
Borland, Melvin V.; Howsen, Roy M.
International Journal of Educational Reform, v13 n1 p58-63 Win 2004
The authors were recently involved in a conversation in which a school administrator said that if they would look at the scores associated with the various academic areas of testing, they would see that the scores of the students at the school administrator's school were low in mathematics. As a response to the existence of such a condition, the school administrator said that, next year, the school was going to spend more time on mathematics. Given scores referenced in the report of the conversation, can the school administrator's suggested reform in the reallocation of time be expected to systematically increase educational utility? To the extent that the response of the school administrator is typical of the responses of school administrators to the existence of such conditions on scores, the question is important. To consider the question of interest in this article and to stimulate empirical work, a model of educational utility maximizing behavior with respect to reform in the reallocation of time is presented. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Language: English
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