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What Makes an Effective Teacher?

The debate about traditional versus progressive education largely concerns the proper role of teachers in the classroom. With the rise of child-centred teaching methods, teachers have often taken a back seat in the classroom, allowing children to work more by themselves or in groups.

Low-cost private schooling in the developing world context: new evidence

In the past decades, there has been a significant increase in the share of pupils attending private schools throughout the developing world. Many of these schools are profit-making, in stark contrast to the private schools that exist in most developed countries.

Make the Rich Pay for University: Changing Patterns of Returns to Schooling

At a time when students, parents and governments are looking with concern at ever increasing levels of student loan debt, the returns to schooling seem to be declining, on average, at least slightly.

Free school choice effects on HE attainment, employment, earnings, and social outcomes in adulthood

Most research on in the economics of education has focused on educational outcomes, especially test scores. In the past decade, however, a growing literature has begun to analyse the impact on overall well being later in life.

Pathways towards a properly functioning market in qualifications

A recent collection of essays published by the Centre set out, among other aims, to draw salient factors from the mix of those which may relate to England and Wales’ long-term upward trend in 14-19 exam grades.

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