ERIC Number: ED232247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Reduction of Regional Disparities: The Role of Educational Planning.
Carron, Gabriel; Chau, Ta Ngoc
Based on eight monographs presented and discussed at a working meeting of the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) in 1977, this summational report is intended to be used by educational planners for a reduction of regional disparities through school network reorganization and improvements in educational service. Part I discusses the regional approach to the problem of educational disparities with reference to countries such as Thailand and Kenya, identifying both interregional and intraregional disparities. Part II establishes criteria for measuring disparities, beginning with such commonly used indicators as quantitative expansion of the education system and efficiency of educational service, and demonstrating three different types of evaluative analysis: evolution of disparities in time; evolution of disparities at different levels of the education system; and the relation between educational, economic, and social disparities. Part II also includes a proposed classification of educational indicators for analytical purposes. While part III focuses on disparities in educational access, school progress, and scholastic achievement, part IV reviews measures currently envisaged by governments for reducing regional disparities and discusses their implications for educational planning. (JBM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Differences, Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Environment, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Regional Characteristics, World Problems
IIEP Publications, International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9, rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75016 Paris, France (Order No. A.95; 40 francs; also available in French).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia