ERIC Number: ED082331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Financing and Educational Policy in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Financing Educational Systems: Country Case Studies-1.
The retrospective case study presented is part of a research project undertaken to determine ways in which developing nations can best allocate resources to education in light of their social and economic levels. Past socioeconomic trends in Sri Lanka and its economy in the 1970's are considered first. The case study then moves into descriptions of the educational system of Sri Lanka in the 1960's, the new educational system of the 1970's, and estimates of the cost and financing of education in the 1970's. Since the government of Sri Lanka has already formulated an educational plan and made budget forecasts for education to 1980, the author attempts to discover if the financing forecasts were consistent with the new policy officially defined. He also analyzes the various alternatives calculated either to provide new resources or reduce expenditures if the financial requirements forecast turns out to be too low. The appendixes contain useful statistical data on education in and the economy of Sri Lanka. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Efficiency, Equal Education, Research, Resource Allocation, Socioeconomic Influences
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka