ERIC Number: ED183049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
The Planning of Higher Education. The Social Demand. Educational Studies and Social Sciences: A Third Level Course. Economics and Education Policy II.
Morris, Vera; And Others
Two papers comprising Block II of a course in economics and education policy are presented along with a conclusion to Block I and II of the series published by the Open University. The first paper, "Education as a Social Investment," by Vera Morris, focuses on such areas as the identification of costs and benefits, the return on the social investment, and implications of the rates of return for policy. Objectives listed for the course include an understanding of a social cost-benefit study in education and the main assumptions underlying social rates of return. Fourteen self-assessment questions appear throughout the text, and the answers are provided at the conclusion of the section. The second paper, "Manpower Planning and the Demand for Qualified Manpower," by Maureen Woodhall, explores aspects of manpower forecasting with emphasis on the demand trends in science, engineering, and teaching. Among objectives listed are the ability to state the major assumptions of manpower forecasting and to decide on what basis manpower forecasts ought to be evaluated. Five self-assessment questions appear throughout the text, and the answers are provided at the conclusion of the section. Adam Westoby summarizes the six papers presented in the two blocks of the course. (PHR)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Economics Education, Educational Economics, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Social Influences
Open University Educational Enterprises Ltd., 12 Cofferidge Close, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1BY, England
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).