ERIC Number: ED378092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in the Israel Education Budget in the 1980's.
Because one of the first tasks in undertaking a systematic study of Israel's educational system is to develop baseline information on certain critical aspects of its structure, function, and finance, this document addresses itself to the issue by serving as a substantive study of what happened to Israeli educational finance during the decade of the 1980s and by providing baseline data from which to continue to draw comparisons in the future. The study investigates the patterns of state government funding of education in Israel in the 1980s. It begins by focusing on the share of education and the Ministry of Education budget, in particular, relative to certain overall indicators, the gross national product, total government spending, and social service spending and looks at the distribution of education spending by source, level of education, and school system. The reasons for various increases and decreases are probed and each level, kindergarten, primary, secondary, and higher education, is discussed in depth. The study then looks in detail at the education budgets of local authorities in Israel, the agencies of government responsible for the day-to-day operation of most schools. To access trends in the Israel education budget in the 1980s, the study reviewed the relevant budgets as reported by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, and compared them with the budgets of other government ministries. With extensive tables and figures culled from these data, this study offers policymakers an important research tool to assist in setting priorities in the development of education services in the 1990s. (DK)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Budgets, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Tables (Data), Technical Education
Institute for the Study of Educational Systems, Beit Milken, 13 Tel-Hai Street, Jerusalem, Israel 92107.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Study of Educational Systems, Jerusalem (Israel).
Identifiers - Location: Israel