ERIC Number: ED368662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Planning and Management in Small States [and] De la viabilite au developpement durable: role et perpectives de la planification de l'education das les petits Etates.
Bray, Mark; Atchoarena, David
Part of Round Table IV, this document consists of two articles presented at an international congress in Mexico. Each deals with planning and management of education in small countries. The purpose of the congress was to review the evolution of educational planning and management since a previous conference held in 1968. The participants hoped to identify new approaches and trends in this field. A major change noted was an increase in the number of small states. The emergence of these small states has required new perspectives in development thinking. The papers examine the nature of this ecology, and analyze its implications for educational planning and management. The first paper begins with some matters of definition and scope, before turning to the economic, political, and social context within which educational planning and management must take place. The third section of the first paper analyses constraints and strategies with specific reference to higher education. For this paper, population has been adopted as the main indicator of size. The arbitrary cut off point is 1.5 million people. Table 1 lists 77 states with populations below 1.5 million in the mid 1980s. The context for educational planning is discussed through the economies of small states, economic constraints on small states, land, labor, capital, entrepreneurship, domestic market, and external markets. The economic analysis suggests that many education systems need a strong international focus. The first article includes a 60-item bibliography. The bibliography for the second article contains 33 items. (DK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).