SpringerBriefs in Education

Effectiveness of Time Investments in Education

Insights from a review and meta-analysis

Editors: Scheerens, Jaap (Ed.)

  • Provides a thorough review of the literature and a comprehensive analysis and clarification
  • Reviews the evidence of time effects in international comparative assessment studies  
  • Discusses policy implications of the outcomes of the study
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This book analyzes the productivity and effectiveness of a variety of time investments in education. It explores the methods used in education to optimize the time that students are exposed to learning content. Such methods include expanding official school time, optimizing “time on task”, providing homework assignments, and  creating learning opportunities beyond lesson hours. The book presents a review of earlier reviews and meta-analyses, secondary analyses of international data sets, and new meta-analyses concerning the effects of instruction time, homework and extended learning, beyond official school time. It explores the concept of time as a condition to enhance student achievement and discusses methodological issues in separating “genuine” time effects from related facets of educational quality. The book shows that the dependence of time effects on the quality of content choice and delivery raises critical questions for both researchers and policy planners. It further shows that sophisticated research designs are required to properly assess time effects, and that policy makers should be concerned about the bluntness of time as an instrument to enhance educational productivity.

 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Scheerens, Jaap

    Pages 1-5

  • State of the Art of Time Effectiveness

    Scheerens, Jaap (et al.)

    Pages 7-29

  • Time in Internationally Comparative Studies

    Scheerens, Jaap (et al.)

    Pages 31-53

  • Meta-Analyses

    Hendriks, Maria (et al.)

    Pages 55-142

  • Relevance of the Findings for Educational Policy and Future Research

    Scheerens, Jaap

    Pages 143-157

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00924-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00923-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Effectiveness of Time Investments in Education
Book Subtitle
Insights from a review and meta-analysis
Editors
  • Jaap Scheerens
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00924-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00924-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00923-0
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 157
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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