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How Effective is Schooling? A Critical Review and Synthesis of Research Findings


reviewed by Selma J. Mushkin — 1973

coverTitle: How Effective is Schooling? A Critical Review and Synthesis of Research Findings
Author(s): Harvey Averch, Stephen J. Carroll, Theodore S. Donaldson, Herbert J. Kiesling and John Pincus
Publisher: Rand, Santa Monica, CA
ISBN: 0877780714, Pages: 232, Year: 1971
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Dr. Selma J. Mushkin is professor of economics and director of Public Services Laboratory, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. How Effective is Schooling? A Critical Review and Synthesis of Research Findings Harvey Averch, Stephen J. Carroll, Theodore S. Donaldson, Herbert J. Kiesling, and John Pincus. Santa Monica, Calif.: Rand Corporation, 1971. $5.00.232 pp. In the short period since its release in March 1972, How Effective is Schooling? A Critical Review and Synthesis of Research Findings by Harvey Averch and others for the Rand Corporation has become a model of evaluation of research studies on policy-related, politically charged educational questions. The report shows the great need for an evaluation strategy that encourages new research and cautions against premature policy application of what are essentially preliminary findings. While the authors say that they view the report as the first step toward increasing the potential effectiveness of interdisciplinary research in education, their emphasis is directed to evaluation... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 75 Number 2, 1973, p. 265-273
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10782, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 6:06:25 AM

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    Dr. Selma J. Mushkin is professor of economics and director of Public Services Laboratory, Georgetown University, Washington,D.C.
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