Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162359
Authors: 
Pugatch, Todd
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 349
Abstract: 
Teachers are perhaps the most important determinant of education quality. But what makes a teacher effective? Developing countries expend substantial resources on certifying teachers and retaining those who become certified; moreover, policymakers and aid donors prioritize increasing the prevalence of certified teachers. Yet there is little evidence that certification improves student outcomes. In fact, augmenting a school's teaching corps with contract teachers hired outside the civil service and without formal qualifications may be more effective in boosting student performance.
Subjects: 
education
teacher training
teacher certification
qualified teachers
contract teachers
JEL: 
I25
I28
J24
J45
O15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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