ERIC Number: ED342067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Multiple-Shift Schooling: Design and Operation for Cost-Effectiveness.
Drawing on the experiences in a wide range of countries, this book highlights the advantages and problems of multiple-shift educational systems. Practical suggestions are offered for more effective operation of schools caught in the conflict between extending access and minimizing unit costs and maintaining educational quality. Following an introduction that defines multiple-shift schooling and outlines its purposes, part 1 presents a framework for analysis, with attention to multiple-shift schooling models and three types of cost analysis. Part 2 discusses the policy-making process with regard to economic, educational, and social factors. Strategies for making schools work are presented in the third part, which involve school organization and scheduling, staffing and management, and maintaining educational quality. Part 4 offers suggestions for: (1) identifying priorities; (2) assessing cost effectiveness; (3) recognizing the possibility of different policies for different levels; and (4) considering the social context in policy implementation. One table, illustrations, and case study material in separate boxes accompany the text. The annotated bibliography lists 17 references. (LMI)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Developing Nations, Double Sessions, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Day, Flexible Scheduling, Foreign Countries, Full Day Half Day Schedules, Policy Formation, School Schedules
Commonwealth Secretariat Publications, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX, England, United Kingdom (4.00 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A