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Faculty: Donald Baum

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Donald Baum

Title

Associate Professor

Department:

EIME, EdLF

Contact Information

Office: 306-E MCKB

Phone: 801-422-1709

Email: nope@dbaum@byu.edumsn.com

Website: sites.google.com/view/donnybaum/

Brief Biography

Donald Baum is an Assistant Professor with areas of expertise in education policy, international development, the economics of education, and quantitative research methods. His research focuses on the behaviors and contributions of the private sector in education, including the expansion of for-profit education markets, private schooling for the poor, and state regulation of private schools. Additionally, his research addresses the provision and expansion of early childhood education in the Global South, with the primary geographic focus of Sub-Saharan Africa. From 2012 to 2015, he worked as an Education and Evaluation Specialist for the World Bank.

Teaching Interests

Education Policy
Education and International Development
Economics of Education
Policy Analysis
Quantitative Inquiry in Education
Comparative Education

Research Interests

Private schooling markets
Low-cost private schools
State regulation of private schools
School vouchers
Charter schools
Early Childhood Education

Selected Publications

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Early Childhood Education in Ethiopia, Liberia, and Pakistan: Perspectives of Pre-primary School Teachers

  • Authors: Anderson, Kate; Kim, Janice ; Baum, Donald R; Hailu, Belay; Jeffery, David; Rose, Pauline; Saeed, Saba
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: The Impact of COVID-19 on Early Childhood Education and Care: International Perspectives, Challenges, and Responses
  • Publisher: Springer Nature

How well are we measuring access to early childhood education?

  • Authors: Katherine, King; Crouch, Luis; Wils, Annababette; Baum, Donald R
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: Annual Review of Comparative Education
  • Volume: 39

Early childhood education for all: A mixed-methods study of the global policy agenda in Tanzania

  • Authors: Baum, Donald; Hernandez, Jimmy; Orchard, Ariah
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Early Years: An International Research Journal
  • Volume: 39
  • Issue: 3

The relative effectiveness of private and public schools: Evidence from Kenya

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R; Riley, Isaac
  • Publication Date: 2019

Inequality of educational opportunity: The relationship between access, affordability, and quality of private schools in Lagos, Nigeria

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R; Abdul-Hamid, Husein; Wesley, Hugo
  • Publication Date: 2018

Private schools vouchers for expanding secondary school access? The case of Tanzania

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R; Cilliers, Jacobus
  • Publication Date: 2018

Regulating market entry of low-cost private schools in Sub-Saharan Africa: Towards a theory of private education regulation

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R; Cooper, Rachel; Lusk-Stover, Oni
  • Publication Date: 2018

The effectiveness and equity of public-private partnerships in education: A quasi-experimental evaluation of 17 countries

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R
  • Publication Date: 2018

The role of the private sector in Lagos, Nigeria

  • Authors: Abdul-Hamid, Husein; Baum, Donald R; Lusk-Stover, Oni; Wesley, Hugo
  • Publication Date: 2017

The arguments and evidence behind public-private partnerships in education

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R
  • Publication Date: 2016

The role of the private sector in providing basic education services in Ghana

  • Authors: Abdul-Hamid, Husein; Baum, Donald R; Lewis, Laura; Lusk-Stover, Oni; Tammi, Anna
  • Publication Date: 2015

What matters most for engaging the private sector in education: A framework paper

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R; Lewis, Laura; Lusk-Stover, Oni; Patrinos, Harry
  • Publication Date: 2014

Do we have any idea how to get kids into school?

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R
  • Publication Date: 2014

Career dilemmas among Diné (Navajo) College Graduates: an exploration of the Dinétah (Navajo Nation) Brain Drain

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R; McKenzie, James; Jackson, Aaron Paul; Yazzie, Robert; Smith, Steven Arthur; Crotty, Amber; Denny, Avery; Bah'lgai Eldridge, Dana
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: International Indigenous Policy Journal
  • Volume: 4
  • Issue: 4

Cross-national impacts of public-private partnerships on equitable student achievement: A quasi-experimental assessment of PISA 2009

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publication Type: Working Paper
  • Publication Journal: Doctoral dissertation
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota

Education service contracting in the Philippines: Human rights as trumps, goals, or policy talk?

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Educational Research for Policy and Practice
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 3