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ESTIMATING EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTION FUNCTIONS IN A MULTIPLE-OUTPUT FRAMEWORK: ISSUES AND TOPICS

by JULIAN, JACK DEANE

Abstract (Summary)
The goal of education is multi-faceted. In an effort to instill achievement, positive attitude formation, and edification, teachers lead students to the discovery of new ideas and implementation of learned material. This paper uses a multiple-output learning production model based on the information-processing approach to learning, using data from introductory economics courses a large research university. This paper makes a contribution by formulating a metric of usefulness or edification. In addition, extensive survey of student goals, aspirations, and attitudes provides a fruitful explanatory power. The results are encouraging in assessing the development of the affective domain as well as the cognitive domain of educational objectives. Application of experimental curriculum also appears to stimulate the development of both the cognitive and affective domain.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:economic education research economics

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Date of Publication:01/01/2002

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