ERIC Number: ED039725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Cost-Benefits: A Buyers Guide for Instructional Technology.
Speagle, Richard E.
The meaning of cost-benefit (c-b) studies, advocated with increasing frequency as a remedy for the ills that beset education, is explained, the difficulties that exist in transfering the c-b techniques of business and defense to education are outlined, and specific pioneering c-b studies, particularly those aimed at evaluating new instructional media, are reviewed in this paper. The overall conclusion reached is that meaningful c-b analysis in the most important areas of education is not feasible until a scientific base on educational processes has been established. (SP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: This is one of the support papers for "To Improve Learning; a Report to the President and the Congress of the United States by the Commission on Instructional Technology", ED 034 905