The political economy of the educational process

The political economy of the educational process

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The purpose of The Political Economy of the Educational Process is to demonstrate in an elemental way what economics can contribute to our understanding of how education occurs. Although in ways similar, the book is significantly different from other studies in the economics of education. Other works are primarily concerned with the effects which education (or, to use the economist's jargon, human capital) has on production, market efficiency, and the distri bution of income. The central concern of this book is how and why the student goes about acquiring whatever human capital he wishes and how the institutional setting of the university influences the amount of human capital that the student acquires. This book deals with the learning process and, therefore, draws upon an earlier book written by Robert Staaf and myself. 1 However, the qeconomic theory of learning, q which Staaf and I developed earlier in very pre cise mathematical terms, is extended here through a fuller treat ment of the political environment in which education occurs. A major concern of this work is to make the economic analysis easily understood by professional educators and social scientists generally. To accomplish this objective, Chapter 2 develops for the non economicists the tools of analysis which are used throughout the book. Hopefully, by shying away from esoteric theory and by try ing to make the discussion provocative and informative, the book 1. See Richard B. McKenzie and Robert J.The data used were for the 1972-1973 academic year. ... 1-2 books, no teaching award and no public service or administrative background, 10 years of experience, a Ph.D. obtained at 31, ... a teaching award, which had been given to 20 percent of male faculty members included in the sample, was less than the coefficientanbsp;...

Title:The political economy of the educational process
Author:R.B. McKenzie
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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