ERIC Number: ED181842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
The Planning of Higher Education: The Private Demand. Educational Studies and Social Sciences: A Third Level Course, Economics and Education Policy I.
Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).
This textbook, prepared for a course entitled The Planning of Higher Education: The Private Demand, and offered by the Open University of Great Britain, is divided into four sections. In Section I the course is introduced and summaries of the various units are presented. In Section II, Forecasting the Private Demand for Education, definitions of relevant terms are provided, and demographic projections are discussed in general and for the United Kingdom. The concept of private demand for post-compulsory education is examined with special reference to the Robbins Committee methods of estimating future student numbers. Section III, Factors Influencing the Demand for Higher Education, examines such topics as income, personal preferences, age, and social class and their influence on the private demand for postsecondary education. A "demand function" for calculations is also explained. In Section IV, The Individual's Private Investment in Education, the private costs of higher education and the expected monetary returns from education are examined. Several self-assessment questions are included for the student as well as a list of recommended readings and a course outline. (SF)
Descriptors: College Planning, Course Descriptions, Economic Factors, Education Courses, Educational Demand, Educational Economics, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Income, Nontraditional Education, Private Colleges, Student Costs, Teaching Methods, Textbooks
Admissions Office, The Open University, P.O. Box 48, Milton Keynes MK7 6AB, England
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).