ERIC Number: ED061647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Wastage in Education: A World Problem. Studies and Surveys in Comparative Education Series.
Brimer, M. A.; Pauli, L.
This document explores the problem of educational wastage in elementary and secondary schools of United Nations member countries. Educational wastage exists in the (1) failure of a system to provide universal education, (2) failure to recruit children into the system, (3) failure to hold children within the system, (4) failure of the system to set appropriate objectives, and (5) inefficiency in the achievement of objectives. The discussion cites the social, economic, political, and educational factors contributing to educational inefficiency. The report lists 28 specific recommendations for reducing educational wastage and proposes additional research and expanded international cooperation. (RA)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Accountability, Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Educational Objectives, Educational Problems, Educational Retardation, Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Social Problems, Statistical Studies
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).; International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).