ERIC Number: ED113787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Major Problems Facing Educational Planning in the Next Decade. The Fundamentals of Educational Planning: Lecture-Discussion Series No. 13.
Coombs, Philip H.
Educational planners will face ten central problems in the next decade. First, there will be a rising demand for education, spurred by continued rapid population growth. Second, educational development will face increasing financial constraints in many countries. Third, educational systems will have to respond to serious shortages of specialized manpower. Fourth and fifth, the role of education must be defined in relation to the need for agricultural and rural development, on the one hand, and the need for industrial development and government services, on the other. Sixth, opportunities for out-of-school education must be developed and coordinated with the formal educational system. Seventh, teacher supply and demand must be reconciled to meet changing economic and educational needs. Eighth, educational productivity and quality will have to be increased to get maximum results from limited educational resources. Ninth, educational systems must become better equipped for innovation and self-renewal. Tenth, there must be a better understanding of the social impact of education on society. To cope with these challenges, educational planning must make use of improved administrative planning and management analysis, better research and training, and increased help from all the social sciences. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Labor Force Development, Nonformal Education, Productivity, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Supply and Demand
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.