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ERIC Number: ED119383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 322
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Financing and Efficiency in Education: Reference for Administration and Policymaking.
Zymelman, Manuel
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
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Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.