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Hanushek, Eric A.; Piopiunik, Marc; Wiederhold, Simon – Education Next, 2019
Student achievement varies widely across developed countries, but the source of these differences is not well understood. One obvious candidate, and a major focus of research and policy discussions both in the United States and abroad, is teacher quality. Research and common sense tell that good teachers can have a tremendous impact on their…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence
Chzhen, Yekaterina; Rees, Gwyther; Gromada, Anna; Cuesta, Jose; Bruckauf, Zlata – UNICEF, 2018
In the world's richest countries, some children do worse at school than others because of circumstances beyond their control, such as where they were born, the language they speak or their parents' occupations. These children enter the education system at a disadvantage and can drop further behind if educational policies and practices reinforce,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Bias, Socioeconomic Influences, Foreign Countries
Gaither, Milton, Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2016
"The Wiley Handbook of Home Education" is a comprehensive collection of the latest scholarship in all aspects of home education in the United States and abroad. This book presents the latest findings on academic achievement of home-schooled children, issues of socialization, and legal argumentation about home-schooling and government…
Descriptors: Guides, Home Schooling, Academic Achievement, Socialization