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ERIC Number: ED133865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Problems of Financing the Thai Educational System During the 1960s and 1970s. Financing Educational Systems: Country Case Studies 3.
The purpose of this study is to estimate the financial resources required by the educational system during the 1970s. Part 1 analyzes the past development of education costs and budgets and explains crucial aspects of the economy. Part 2 concentrates on the future. It makes alternative enrollment projections through to 1980 and examines five alternatives that reflect philosophies currently held by various educational leaders in Thailand. Then total government expenditures, assuming no change in financing policies, were calculated for each of the alternative enrollment projections. From these calculations it was seen that if no new financial resources are made available for education, the government will have to devote between 4.0 and 4.4 percent of its gross domestic product to education in 1980 as compared to only 3.2 percent in 1970. In the final part of the study, various new financing or cost-saving proposals are worked out. Some of these can be quantified, while others will require considerable research before they can be implemented. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Costs, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Expenditure per Student, Prediction, Primary Education, Tables (Data), Unit Costs
Unipub, P.O. Box 433, Murray Hill Station, New York, New York 10016 ($9.90)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Thailand