ERIC Number: ED119383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Financing and Efficiency in Education: Reference for Administration and Policymaking.
This book examines the advantages and disadvantages of various methods of financing education and discusses the basic issues related to increasing efficiency in education. Section 1 offers a short history of educational finance and discusses many of the traditional approaches to financing education. Section 2 presents methods for distributing funds to different levels of formal education and to various types of nonformal education. Section 3 describes different arrangements for raising educational funds and controlling their use. Section 4 examines different methods for forecasting educational resources and describes the Index of Educational Funding, a model for measuring national effort in educational spending. Section 5 discusses concepts of efficiency in education and develops a general approach for improving efficiency through intervention in the educational system. Section 6 deals with ways of increasing overall efficiency and decision-making in national educational systems. Section 7 presents ways of increasing educational efficiency, with emphasis on educational contracting. It also describes the Index of Educational Expenditures, a model for comparing different nations' educational spending. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.