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ERIC Number: ED056287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 34
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Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Adult Educator: A Literature Review.
Steele, Sara M.
In order to determine the value of cost-benefit analysis to adult educators, this paper discusses the concepts involved and how they are being operationalized in adult education. The specific technique is discussed within the general framework of systems approach. A survey of current usage reveals that it has thus far been limited primarily to programs which lend themselves to achieving economic outputs and programs which are closely associated with industry. The final section of the paper concludes that while cost-benefit analysis can be of usefulness in adult education, a more general input-output analysis would be more useful because of its flexibility in dealing with human variables within an educational system. A 68-item bibliography is included. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Adult Education Association of U.S.A., Washington, DC.; Syracuse Univ., NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Education.