ERIC Number: ED092638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A System for Cost Analysis.
Chuang, Ying C.
The major aim of this paper is to try to develop a cost analysis system model appropriate to the projects of the Center for Urban Education. Cost analysis can be viewed as an application of the economic concept of system analysis. The analysis always moves from a base that represents the existing capability and resources. The problem is to determine the resources needed to acquire some specified capability. System costs are generally identified and grouped in a model as (1) research and development cost, and (2) installing and operating cost. The model under discussion here was developed to evaluate the Community Learning Center program. Cost analysis was essential to determine the expected costs of the Community Learning Center as well as other projects within the center for a given expected benefit. Cost analysis was also necessary to identify the costs for a potential buyer to use the model. During 1969, CUE operated two Community Learning Centers: one in an impoverished Puerto Rican neighborhood in the South Bronx and the other in a black ghetto in Brooklyn. In each center the following programs were conducted in an experimental basis: Leadership Development Program, Parent Participation Workship, and School-Community Seminars. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)