ERIC Number: ED079870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
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Basic Goals and the Financing of Education. CTF Project on Education Finance: Document 3.
Hettich, Walter; And Others
This booklet is the third in a three part series dealing with individual and societal expectations of education in Canada and the relationship between basic goals and the principles of financing. This document examines some of the economic factors basic to the design and planning of school financing. The authors first examine the growth of education in the 60s and the consequences for the 70s. Included are data on educational enrollment and expenditure patterns in the 1960s, characteristics of Canadian school teachers, capital expenditures of schools, operating expenditures per pupil in relation to GNP, and projections for future expenditures in the 1970s. Various efficiency and equity goals in the financing of education are then considered. Within the framework of efficiency in resource allocation, the authors consider the methods of determining the resources designated for education, the allocation of these resources among different levels of education and at a particular level, the level of public support of education, the cost effectiveness of education, and the benefits of education between the public and private sectors. To point up equity goals, the authors then discuss equal educational opportunity, education and income distribution, the division of the tax burden among communities, and decentralization and the willingness to pay taxes. Additional data about educational finance in Canada are included in a series of tables in the appendix. Related documents are EA 005 381 and EA 005 382. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Development, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Efficiency, Equal Education, Public Support, Resource Allocation, School Taxes, Statistical Data, Tax Allocation
Canadian Teachers' Federation, 110 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2P 1B4 ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada