ERIC Number: ED084660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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Planning Educational Expenditures: Toward a More Precise Determination of Teacher Costs. Educational Planning Occasional Papers No. 73/74-1.
Tracz, G. S.; Burtnyk, W. A.
The authors provide a brief description of Teacher Cost Models--a computerized mathematical model that allows educational officials, using a specified set of input information, to forecast the provincial (or regional) teacher wage-bill at the operating level (1-year) and multi-year planning level (five years). The model has been successfully implemented for the province of Ontario. All software systems and technical documentation related to its operation have been completed. The paper discusses the conceptualization and design of the model and lists some of its more significant applications. There follows a brief discussion of the requirements necessary for implementation in other provinces or similar educational jurisdictions. A detailed sample problem simulating various given policy/environment conditions is used for illustration. (Authors)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Cost Estimates, Data Collection, Educational Planning, Information Utilization, Mathematical Models, Operating Expenses, Prediction, Public Schools, School Districts, Simulation, Tables (Data), Teacher Salaries
George S. Tracz, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 Canada (Free)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada