Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy

ISBN-10: 0805861459
ISBN-13: 9780805861457
Edition: 2008
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Description: Sponsored by the American Education Finance Association (AEFA), this groundbreaking new handbook assembles in one place the existing research-based knowledge in education finance and policy, thereby helping to define this evolving field of research  More...

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Book details

List price: $130.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Sponsored by the American Education Finance Association (AEFA), this groundbreaking new handbook assembles in one place the existing research-based knowledge in education finance and policy, thereby helping to define this evolving field of research and practice. It provides a readily available resource for anyone seriously involved in education finance and policy in the United States and around the world. The Handbook traces the evolution of the field from its initial focus on school inputs (per pupil expenditures) and the revenue sources (property taxes, state aid programs, etc) used to finance these inputs to a focus on educational outcomes (student achievement) and the larger policies used to achieve them. It shows how the current decision-making context in school finance inevitably interacts with those of governance, accountability, equity, privatization, and other areas of education policy. Because a full understanding of the important contemporary issuesrequires inputs from a variety of perspectives, the Handbook draws on contributors from a variety of disciplines. While many of the chapters cover complex state-of-the-art empirical research, the authors explain key concepts in language that non-specialists can understand.

Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as Education Editor of the New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He wrote the bestselling annual, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, to help them.

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Perspectives on Education Finance and Policy
History and Scholarship Regarding United States Education Finance and Policy
The Role of Economics in Education Policy Research
The Past, Present and Possible Futures of Educational Finance Reform Litigation
Education Finance from the Perspective of Politics, Political Cultures and Government
Educational Goals: A Public Perspective
Quantitative Research Methods in Education Finance and Policy
The Evolution of Comparative and International Education Statistics
Making Money Matter
Toward an Understanding of Productivity in Education
Teachers Matter, but Effective Teacher Quality Policies Are Elusive
School Accountability and Student Achievement
School Competition and Student Outcomes
Promoting Equity and Adequacy
Conceptions of Equity and Adequacy in School Finance
Measuring Equity and Adequacy in School Finance
Measurement of Cost Differentials
Intergovernmental Aid Formulas and Case Studies
Education Equity in an International Context
Changing Patterns of Governance and Finance
The Changing Federal Role in Education Finance and Governance
The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Financing Public Schools
Equity, Adequacy and the Evolving State Role in Education Finance
Local Funding of Schools: The Property Tax and Its Alternatives
Tax and Expenditure Limits, School Finance and School Quality
Educational Markets and Decentralization
Issues in Educational Privatization
Autonomous Schools: Theory, Evidence and Policy
Charter Schools
Beyond the Rhetoric: Surveying the Evidence on Vouchers and Tax Credits
Home Schooling
Educational Management Organizations
Race, Ses and Achievement Gaps
Patterns and Trends in Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Academic Achievement Gaps
Early Childhood and the Achievement Gap
Increasing the Effectiveness of Teachers in Low-Performing Schools
Educational Outcomes of Disadvantaged Students: From Desegregation to Accountability
Special Circumstances
Special Education
Resource Needs for Educating Linguistic Minority Students
Challenges and Strategies Associated with Rural School Settings
The Organizational and Fiscal Implications of Transient Student Populations
Higher Education
The Financing of Public Colleges and Universities in the United States
Cost and Pricing in Higher Education
The Effects of Education on Labor Market Outcomes
The Student Aid System: An Overview
Bridging the High School-College Divide
Index

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