Education Is Still a Good Investment (News and Research 94)

Recent World Bank Report Concludes that Education Is Still a Good Investment   As authors George Psacharopoulos and Harry Antony Patrinos write, “The concept of the rate of return on investment in education is very similar to that ... The Ultimate Consumer Good: Education Trends in China  Boasting the world’s largest population, its longest-ever run of … Continue reading Education Is Still a Good Investment (News and Research 94)

Returns to education over the past half-century have beaten the American stock market (News and Research 92)

  From The Economist: Even though more people are doing it, studying is still worthwhile Which has provided a better return in recent decades: America’s stockmarket or education? The latter, according to a research review by George Psacharopoulos and Harry Patrinos for the World Bank. The two economists looked at 1,120 studies, across 139 countries, and … Continue reading Returns to education over the past half-century have beaten the American stock market (News and Research 92)

A Decennial Review of the Returns to Education Literature (News and Research 89)

Returns to Investment in Education: A Decennial Review of the Global Literature  Returns to investment in education based on human capital theory have been estimated systematically since the 1950s. In the 60-plus year history of such estimates, there have been several compilations in the literature. This paper reviews and highlights the latest trends and patterns … Continue reading A Decennial Review of the Returns to Education Literature (News and Research 89)

Understanding Effective Teaching Practices (News and Research 88)

Understanding Effective Teaching Practices in Chinese Classrooms:  "Teachers who believed that students should be the focus of instruction scored significantly higher across all domains than teachers who believed that teachers should be the focus of instruction"… Credential Effects and the Returns to Education in China  Using the China Household Income Project (CHIP) data for 1995 … Continue reading Understanding Effective Teaching Practices (News and Research 88)

The Learning Crisis (News and Research 87)

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life — Plato Une crise de l'apprentissage au niveau mondial?  Depuis les années 2000, l’accès à l’éducation s’est fortement amélioré dans le monde. Reste à savoir ce qu’il en est de la qualité de l’éducation et de la performance des systèmes éducatifs, … Continue reading The Learning Crisis (News and Research 87)

The Future of Education (News and Research 86)

The education of the young needs the special attention of the lawmaker. The neglect of education in a state is injurious to the state - Aristotle (350BC) The Future of Education: It's coming, but will it get here fast enough?  Education has long been notoriously slow to change. Most classrooms around the world look scarcely different … Continue reading The Future of Education (News and Research 86)