ERIC Number: ED083303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
A Statistical Study of Wastage at School. Studies and Surveys in Comparative Education Series.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).; International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
A series of methods and techniques for measuring educational wastage are presented step-by-step. Some considerations on the conceptual framework of this problem in statistical terms are presented, and tentative definitions for certain terms are also given. Examples taken from published material and recent surveys showing the extent of grade repetition are included. Data on dropouts are not given. The main approaches to the study of wastage are reviewed, and the computational steps for evaluating educational wastage through the "reconstructed cohort" method are demonstrated in very simple terms. The basic principles and methodology as applied to a case study of Colombia are developed, and a comparative urban/rural analysis is made with a view to demonstrating the differential measurement of the components of educational wastage as compared with the national aggregate. Observations and suggestions on research to be carried out following the 32nd session of the International Conference on Education are made. Appendixes provide (1) selected list of studies and publications, and (2) three case studies (Dahomey, India, and Morocco). (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Case Studies, Data Analysis, Dropouts, Educational Problems, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grade Repetition, International Programs, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Statistical Data, Statistical Studies, Tables (Data)
UNESCO, Place de Fontenoy, Paris 7e, France (U.S. $4.00, 1.35 pounds; 18 francs)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).; International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).