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ERIC Number: ED083703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 48
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Cost of Teaching Different Subjects.
Cober, John G.
This document analyzes the costs of instructing a pupil in science, mathematics, or English for three school districts approximately five, eight, and fourteen thousand pupils in size. A detailed method of allocating instructional costs and other costs directly related to instruction, such as Social Security and retirement and employee benefits, is given in order that other school districts may use the method to calculate their own costs. Secondary per pupil costs in 1971-72 for the three districts ranged from $82.42 for mathematics in the 5,000-pupil district to $123.81 per pupil for science in the 14,000-pupil district. Size of district did not appear to be a major factor in the results. Findings revealed that pupil-teacher ratios, education and experience of the faculty, district salary schedule, use of aides, supervisor salaries, amount of teaching supplies, and administrative and school board policies were largely responsible for differences in per pupil costs between subject areas and among districts. (Author/DN)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Information Systems.