Computers as Pedagogical Tools in Brazil: A Pseudo-Panel Analysis

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Maresa Sprietsma

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

In this paper, we use repeated cross-section data on pupils in Brazil to estimate the effect of the availability and use of computers and internet as pedagogical tools on math and reading test scores. Computers are increasingly commonly used in schools and their effectiveness in improving learning is the subject of many recent evaluations in Europe and the US. We apply the pseudo panel technique to evaluate the effect of variation in the availability and use of computers and internet in Brazilian schools on pupils' test scores.

Keywords: Computers in schools, pupil performance

JEL Classification: I20

Suggested Citation

Sprietsma, Maresa, Computers as Pedagogical Tools in Brazil: A Pseudo-Panel Analysis (2007). ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 07-040. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=997234 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.997234

Maresa Sprietsma (Contact Author)

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
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D-68034 Mannheim, 68034
Germany

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