ERIC Number: ED445410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Needs-Based Resource Allocation in Education via Formula Funding of Schools.
Ross, Kenneth N., Ed.; Levacic, Rosalind, Ed.
This book explores a range of conceptual, methodological, and empirical issues concerned with the application of needs-based resource allocation in education via formula funding of schools. The notion of "needs-based formula funding" employed in this discussion refers to the impartial application of an agreed set of explicit rules to allocate educational resources in a manner that ensures that schools receive what they need to deliver a prespecified quality of education. The book is presented in three main parts: the policy context for needs-based formula funding, technical matters related to the construction of funding formulae, and case studies in five countries. The conclusion offers a checklist for senior decision makers in Ministries of Education that highlights the preconditions for undertaking a successful implementation of needs-based formula funding. The book's main message is that needs-based formula funding of schools offers considerable benefits to both centralized and decentralized school systems in terms of increased levels of equity, efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, and accountability. (DFR)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.