ERIC Number: ED351780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening Local Education Capacity: Botswana [and] Indonesia. Final Report. Policy Research Initiative.
This report presents information on the Improving the Efficiency of Educational System (IEES) Project Policy Research Initiative, which sought to improve educational capacity at the local level in Botswana and Indonesia. In Botswana, interviews were conducted with approximately 1,450 households and 20 policy makers. In Indonesia, 820 parents, 144 community leaders, 59 headmasters, 60 PTA chairpersons, and 35 village heads were interviewed from 70 public and private schools. Findings indicate that in general, communities, especially rural ones, cannot meet educational costs in excess of existing ones. This raises the question of whether an equitable funding formula can be developed to balance the disparities between rich and poor areas. Given the constraint of extremely limited government resources and lack of a balanced funding mechanism, it is expected that the expansion of the two educational systems will create further inequities between schools, communities, and regions. Six tables are included. Appendices contain status and research reports for each country. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Bureau of Science and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Learning Systems Inst.; Institute for International Research, Inc., McLean, VA.; Improving the Efficiency of Educational Systems Consortium.
Identifiers: Botswana; Indonesia