How to improve pupils' literacy? A cost-effectiveness analysis of a French educational project

Massoni, Sebastien & Vergnaud, Jean-Christophe (2012) How to improve pupils' literacy? A cost-effectiveness analysis of a French educational project. Economics of Education Review, 31(1), pp. 84-91.

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The Action Lecture program is an innovative teaching method run in some nursery and primary schools in Paris and designed to improve pupils’ literacy. We report the results of an evaluation of this program. We describe the experimental protocol that was built to estimate the program’s impact on several types of indicators. Data were processed following a Differences-in-Differences (DID) method. Then we use the estimation of the impact on academic achievement to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis and take a reduction of the class size program as a benchmark. The results are positive for the Action Lecture program.

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ID Code: 61530
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Costs, Educational economics, Efficiency, Resource allocation
DOI: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2011.08.013
ISSN: 1873-7382
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2013 22:31
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2013 23:35

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