Is Water an Input to a Fish? Problems with the Production-Function Model in Education

Steven Hodas

Abstract


The concept of a production-function as a metaphor of the educational process is critiqued. In particular, Monk's (1992) discussion of the production-function is seen as typical of the final stages of a dying paradigm.

Keywords


Production Functions; Educational Production Functions; Performance; Expenditures; Academic Achievement

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v1n12.1993

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