ERIC Number: ED033460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Educational Planning: A Critical Review and Recommendations for A.I.D.
Directed toward personnel in the Agency for International Development (AID), this document reviews the planning of AID educational assistance programs in developing nations. The report recommends that AID personnel should be in a position (a) to assign, organize, and monitor the planning of their own activities in the field of education; (b) to advise or inform host countries on the logistics of educational planning, including their statistical, institutional, and specialized manpower needs; and (c) to evaluate the planning efforts undertaken by host countries. Techniques of educational resource planning range from standard practices using teacher/student ratios, etc., to more detailed partial and full optimization models based on linear programing methods. Priorities in declining order should be given to production planning of education at all levels, financial planning, and resource planning. The report warns that AID assistance programs must be careful to avoid the label of an "American Reform" in any objective that is achieved in planning and policy formulation, out of respect for intense nationalistic emotions and desires of developing nations. (LN)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Employment Practices, Labor Education, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Problems, Methods, Migration Patterns, Models, Resource Allocation, Review (Reexamination), Sociology, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Agency for International Development
Note: Paper prepared for the 1968 Summer Research Project.