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ERIC Number: ED139062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Applicability of Cost-Resource Models to the Planning Requirements of the Education Department of Victoria, Australia. IIEP Occasional Papers No. 39.
The type of model this paper is concerned with consists of four parts: a set of variables describing the part of the educational system to be analyzed; a set of relationships among variables, expressed as equations; estimates of the parameters governing the relationships; and solution procedures for the model. In the first section of this paper, four models are examined to illustrate their strengths and weaknesses and a more detailed examination is given to one of these--"SOM--A Simulation Model of the Educational System," developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The second section constructs a model of primary education in Victoria. The main purpose of this exercise is to become aware of the problems involved in model construction. The model has two main features--it is a short-term planning tool, unlike the four models examined earlier; and it incorporates specific features of the system in Victoria in an attempt to provide answers to specific questions likely to be asked within that system. While the paper concentrates on the application of cost-resource models to a specific educational system, many of the problems encountered have general relevance to other systems. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Costs, Demography, Educational Planning, Models, Primary Education, Resource Allocation, Simulation, Teacher Salaries
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Australia