Economic Education in Post-Soviet Russia: Measuring the Effectiveness of Native Russian Educators
Paul W. Grimes
Pittsburg State University; Mississippi State University - College of Business
Mississippi State University - Department of Finance and Economics
This paper examines the effectiveness of the National Council on Economic Education's Cooperative Education Exchange Program (CEEP) by evaluating teacher and student learning. This study employs a randomization of teachers across treatment and control groups at two separate stages of the research design. We find that participation in the workshop delivered by native Russian trainers improved teachers' pre-course TEL scores by approximately ten percent, holding all else constant. After controlling for students dropping out of the sample, we also find that student economic literacy was significantly higher for students taught by teachers trained through the program, ceteris paribus. When the impacts of the workshop are further examined, we find that pedagogy and materials have a significant impact on student learning.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 31
JEL Classification: A2, A21working papers series
Date posted: January 4, 2009
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