ERIC Number: ED179019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Educational Financing and Policy Goals for Primary Schools. General Report.
Noah, Harold J.; Sherman, Joel D.
This comparative study of primary school finance is based on ten studies of the arrangements for financing primary education in Australia, Canada, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Yugoslavia. Chapter 1 describes the variety of approaches that individual countries use to finance their primary schools and the major trends in school finance policy in each country. Chapter 2 of the study compares and contrasts the diverse arrangements that countries have developed to accomplish particular educational policy objectives. Finally, chapter 3 summarizes the report and indicates some of its limitations as well as its contributions to comparative study. One of the findings that emerge is that some of the federal countries equalize at as high, or at even higher levels, than do some of the unitary states. Also, the presence of a federal form of government structure does not appear to be controlling with respect to either the intensity, or the success, of equalization efforts. (Author)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Equalization Aid, Financial Policy, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers: Australia; California; Florida; Germany; Netherlands; Norway; Ontario; Sweden; United Kingdom; Yugoslavia