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ERIC Number: ED164445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 33
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Collapsing Educational Systems. Comparisons of Policy and Administration in Teacher Education.
Ray, Douglas
An appraisal of three approaches for curtailing teacher education programs is presented with a focus on the United States, Ontario, and England during the interval 1970 to 1977. The examples illustrate three theoretical approaches to planning: social demand, which is measured by student enrollments; cost benefit, which compares the costs of programs compared to the extra productivity or earnings of graduates; and manpower planning, which analyzes the market and labor force to assess needs. The research emphasizes that none of the three countries managed the collapse of teacher education programs particularly well, and opportunities for emphasizing quality through the change were missed. Final recommendations emphasize (1) diversifying educational modes in an effort to promote life-long education; (2) making adjustments systematically; (3) retaining resources (including human resources) in the face of short-range economy measures. A bibliography is included. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales); United States