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Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance

Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance

Two Volume Set
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September 2014 | 984 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Economics can be a lens for understanding the behaviour of schools, districts, states, and nations in meeting education needs of their populaces, as well as for understanding the individual decisions made by administrators, teachers, and students.

Insights from economics help decision makers at the state level understand how to raise and distribute funds for public schools in an equitable manner for both schools and taxpayers. Economics also can assist researchers in analyzing effects of school spending and teacher compensation on student outcomes. And economics can provide important insights into public debates on issues such as whether to offer vouchers for subsidizing student attendance at private schools.

This two-volume Encyclopedia contains over 300 entries by experts in the field that cover these issues and more.

"Although this comprehensive reference work contains articles on topics of both economics and finance, the subject matter, as captured by the title, is decidedly focused on issues of economics and finance of education and educators. This unique focus will interest educators and educational researchers, since even standard-fare topics, such as Cost-benefit analysis and Spillover effects, are focus on the economics and finance of education. ...The specialized focus of this set makes it an attractive addition to any social-science, education, or specialized research library."

Robert Robinson

"...The coverage of such issues as budgeting, vouchers, and teacher labor is matched by almost no other source, and its interdisciplinary approach also makes this work unique. The set is a strong addition to collections serving undergraduate and graduate programs in education and business, Teachers, school administrators, members of school boards, and citizens seeking to understand school finance issues would also find the set valuable. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic audiences; general readers and professionals/practitioners."

R. L. Wadham
Brighman Young University

"...A brief entry list is enough to indicate the scope of this encyclopedia in which users can find information on the Common Core, the benefits of higher education, Brown v. Board of Education, early childhood education, education technology, for-profit higher education, general obligation bonds, property taxes, private contributions to schools, professional development, and much more. Public and academic libraries will want to own a copy of this well-researched, inclusive, and highly recommended title."

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Dominic J. Brewer

Dominic J. Brewer is Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. A labor economist specializing in the economics of education and education policy, Brewer has overseen major projects focusing on educational productivity and teacher issues in both K-12 and higher education. Before joining NYU in 2014, Brewer was a professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California for nine years and was named Clifford H. and Betty C. Allen professor in 2007. Prior to coming to USC, he was the ... More About Author

Lawrence O. Picus

Lawrence O. Picus is professor of education finance and policy at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. His current research interests focus on adequacy and equity in school finance as well as efficiency and productivity in the provision of educational programs for K-12 school children. Picus is past president of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) and is the president of the board of EdSource, a California-based education research organization. Picus is the coauthor of School Finance: A Policy Perspective (5th edition) with Allan... More About Author

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