Does Teacher Training Affect Pupil Learning? Evidence from Matched Comparisons in Jerusalem Public Schools

  title={Does Teacher Training Affect Pupil Learning? Evidence from Matched Comparisons in Jerusalem Public Schools},
  author={Joshua David Angrist and Victor Lavy},
  journal={Journal of Labor Economics},
  pages={343 - 369}
Most research on the relationship between teacher characteristics and pupil achievement focuses on salaries, experience, and education. The effect of in‐service training has received less attention. We estimate the effect of in‐service teacher training on achievement in Jerusalem elementary schools using a matched‐comparison design. Differences‐in‐differences, regression, and matching estimates suggest training in secular schools led to an improvement in test scores. The estimates for religious… Expand
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