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ERIC Number: ED538435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Enrolments, Funding and Student Staff Ratios by Sector. Policy Note. Number 2
Group of Eight (NJ1)
This briefing examines government and private funding across educational sectors. Key findings include: (1) Differences in funding for public and private education across the sectors: (a) do not reflect policy coherence; and (b) entrench inequities; (2) All sectors receive funding from both public and private sources, though the shares vary. Private funding is uncapped in independent schools and negligible in Government schools; (3) Private schools receive more government funding for students than public universities; and (4) While school student staff ratios have been declining, university student staff ratios have been increasing. (Contains 2 tables and 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Group of Eight (Australia)