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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/

Donald Baum is an Associate 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.

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

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

The role of the private sector in Lagos, Nigeria

  • Authors: Abdul-Hamid, Husein; Baum, Donald R; Lusk-Stover, Oni; Wesley, Hugo T
  • Publication Type: http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/supporting_doc/CountryReports/EPS/SABER_EPS_Nigeria_in_Depth.pdf
  • Publisher: The World Bank
  • City: Washington, D.C.

The Unique Professional Journey of Female High School Principals in Utah

  • Authors: Leavy, Deon; Baum, Donald R; Calvert, Isaac W; Bowles, W Bryan; Holmes, Heidi Lauren; Ashcraft, Jessica
  • Publication Journal: Education Administration Quarterly
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Country: United States
  • Abstract: click to view

Latter-day Saint Women and Leadership in Higher Education: An Intrinsic Case Study

  • Authors: Darger, Elizabeth ; Hallam, Pamela Rust; Calvert, Isaac W; Baum, Donald R; Ashcroft, Jessica
  • Publication Journal: The Qualitative Report

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

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R
  • Publication Journal: Educational Research for Policy and Practice
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 3

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

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R
  • Publication Journal: Doctoral dissertation
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota

Career dilemmas among Din (Navajo) College Graduates: an exploration of the Dintah (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 Journal: International Indigenous Policy Journal
  • Volume: 4
  • Issue: 4

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

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R
  • Publication Type: http://blogs.worldbank.org/education/do-we-have-any-idea-how-get-kids-school
  • Publisher: The World Bank
  • City: Washington, D.C.

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

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R; Lewis, Laura J; Lusk-Stover, Oni; Patrinos, Harry
  • Publication Type: http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/supporting_doc/Background/EPS/SABER_Engaging_the_Private_Sector_in_Education_What_Matters_Framework_Paper.pdf
  • Publication Journal: SABER Working Paper Series
  • Publisher: The World Bank
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Issue: Number 8

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 Maria
  • Publication Type: http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/supporting_doc/CountryReports/EPS/EPS_Ghana_In-Depth_Report_Final.pdf
  • Publisher: The World Bank
  • City: Washington, D.C.

The arguments and evidence behind public-private partnerships in education

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R
  • Publication Type: https://gemreportunesco.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/the-arguments-and-evidence-behind-public-private-partnerships-in-education/
  • Publisher: Global Education Monitoring Report
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France

Private school vouchers in developing countries: A survey of the evidence

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R
  • Publication Type: https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/6j7qp/
  • Publication Journal: Educational Research for Policy and Practice
  • Volume: Under review

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

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R
  • Publication Type: https://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/article/view/3436
  • Publication Journal: Education Policy Analysis Archives
  • Volume: 26
  • Issue: 105

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 Type: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0738059316304989
  • Publication Journal: International Journal of Educational Development
  • Volume: 60
  • Abstract: click to view

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

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R; Cilliers, Jacobus
  • Publication Type: https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/IJEM-11-2017-0303?journalCode=ijem
  • Publication Journal: International Journal of Educational Management
  • Volume: 32
  • Issue: 7
  • Abstract: click to view

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 T
  • Publication Type: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03054985.2017.1421153
  • Publication Journal: Oxford Review of Education
  • Volume: 44
  • Issue: 4
  • Abstract: click to view

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

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R; Riley, Isaac
  • Publication Type: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09243453.2018.1520132
  • Publication Journal: School Effectiveness and School Improvement
  • Volume: 30
  • Issue: 2
  • Abstract: click to view

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

  • Authors: Baum, Donald R; Hernandez, Jimmy; Orchard, Ariah
  • Publication Journal: Early Years: An International Research Journal
  • Volume: 39
  • Issue: 3

How well are we measuring access to early childhood education?

  • Authors: Katherine, King; Crouch, Luis; Wils, Annababette; Baum, Donald R
  • Publication Journal: Annual Review of Comparative Education
  • Volume: 39

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 Hagos; Jeffery, David; Rose, Pauline; Saeed, Saba
  • Publication Type: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-96977-6_17
  • Publication Journal: The Impact of COVID-19 on Early Childhood Education and Care: International Perspectives, Challenges, and Responses
  • Publisher: Springer

Reducing the constraints to school access and progress: Assessing the effects of a scholarship program in rural Malawi

  • Authors: Hunsaker, Stephen; Baum, Donald R; Ducos, Katy
  • Publication Type: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJCED-10-2021-0106/full/html
  • Publication Journal: International Journal of Comparative Education and Development
  • Volume: 24
  • Issue: 2