Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance

The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student... <p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>We construct country-level measures of teacher cognitive skills using unique assessment data for 31 countries. We find substantial differences in teacher cognitive skills across countries that are strongly related to student performance. Results are supported by fixed-effects estimation exploiting within-country between-subject variation in teacher skills. A series of robustness and placebo tests indicate a systematic influence of teacher skills as distinct from overall differences among countries in the level of cognitive skills. Moreover, observed country variations in teacher cognitive skills are significantly related to differences in women&apos;s access to high-skill occupations outside teaching and to salary premiums for teachers.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Resources University of Wisconsin Press

The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-wisconsin-press/the-value-of-smarter-teachers-international-evidence-on-teacher-yX0ZrQ4xJ3
Publisher
University of Wisconsin Press
Copyright
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
ISSN
1548-8004

Abstract

<p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>We construct country-level measures of teacher cognitive skills using unique assessment data for 31 countries. We find substantial differences in teacher cognitive skills across countries that are strongly related to student performance. Results are supported by fixed-effects estimation exploiting within-country between-subject variation in teacher skills. A series of robustness and placebo tests indicate a systematic influence of teacher skills as distinct from overall differences among countries in the level of cognitive skills. Moreover, observed country variations in teacher cognitive skills are significantly related to differences in women&apos;s access to high-skill occupations outside teaching and to salary premiums for teachers.</p>

Journal

Journal of Human ResourcesUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Nov 7, 2019

There are no references for this article.