ERIC Number: ED137931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Application of an Alternative Cost Analysis Model to Educational Programs.
Beilby, Albert E.
This paper discusses the development and implementation of a cost analysis model for use by curriculum planners and developers in evaluating educational programs. The paper consists of four major sections that focus in turn on the need to approach educational costs from a nontraditional perspective, development of a cost model, implementation of the model, and results of implementing the model. After presenting a functional cost analysis matrix and discussing its development, the author describes how the model was field-tested using competency-based teacher education programs in New York universities. Based on this field test, the author concludes that functional costs analyses appear to be a viable alternative to current jurisdictional cost procedures, and that the cost analysis matrix is a valid tool from which to construct a functional cost study. (JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, N.Y., April 4-8, 1977) ; Tables may be marginally legible due to small print of the original