ERIC Number: ED274589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
The Quality of Education and Economic Development. A World Bank Symposium. Papers prepared for the Conference of the World Bank Research Committee (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, May 1983).
Heyneman, Stephen P., Ed.; White, Daphne Siev, Ed.
Recent research findings on the economic implications of investments in the quality of education are examined in this report. "The Quality of Education and Economic Growth: A Review of Literature" (Lewis C. Solmon) reviews evidence on ways to develop educational policy that would stimulate economic growth in developing countries. "School Quality and Economic Growth in Mexico" (Bruce Fuller, Kathleen Gorman and John Edwards) directly assesses the contributions of education to early agricultural and industrial growth in Mexico between 1880 and 1945. "The Stages of Growth in Educational Systems" (C.E. Beeby) examines the nature of change in education systems (stages of growth, qualitative changes in the classroom, and external constraints of changes) and the conditions necessary for this change. Finally, the reports on eight operational sessions--the administration of school systems, examination and selection policies, promotion and retention practices, teacher training, time on task, prevocational subjects, production and distribution of textbooks, and electronic media--are summarized under the title "Lessons from Bank Experience". A bibliography of World Bank research on the quality of education in developing countries is included. (SY)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Progress, Educational Economics, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Investment, Productivity, School Administration, School Holding Power, Teacher Education, Testing Programs, Textbook Publication, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.