ERIC Number: ED213106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Regional Disparities in Educational Development: A Controversial Issue.
Carron, Gabriel, Ed.; Chau, Ta Ngoc, Ed.
To complement a volume of case studies, these four papers and an introduction discuss the problem of regional disparities in educational development from several different perspectives. Varying points of view are presented on the relationship between regional educational disparities and socioeconomic, political, and cultural development; the pertinence of regional frameworks to analyses of educational disparities; and the problems associated with policies to reduce regional disparities. The introduction by the editors summarizes the papers' arguments about ways to reduce disparities. Philip Foster draws on data from Africa to examine regional inequalities in educational and economic development and to argue for the free play of supply and demand in reducing disparities. Using European countries as examples, Pierre Furter questions whether regional equalization can be reconciled with inter-regional cultural diversity. The paper by Stephen P. Heyneman reviews the problems involved in planning the reduction of regional disparities. The final paper, by Zsuzsa Ferge, Eva Havasi, and Julia Szalai, describes Hungary's use of state planning to reduce regional educational disparities. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Differences, Economic Development, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Regional Characteristics
IIEP Publications, International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9, rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75016 Paris, FRANCE (Order No. A.78; 50.00 francs).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Hungary