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ERIC Number: EJ827775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Efficiency of Primary Schools in Beijing, China: An Evaluation by Data Envelopment Analysis
Hu, Yongmei; Zhang, Zhi; Liang, Wenyan
International Journal of Educational Management, v23 n1 p34-50 2009
Purpose: Under the new policy framework, the China Government will substantially increase education resources investment. As a result, financial under-provision of schools will not be the main problem in the near future. However, school efficiency will emerge as the new factor in attracting the attention of the government and the public in China, which is also one of the important fields of Education Economics research. Design/methodology/approach: The authors use Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to evaluate a sample of 58 primary schools in six districts in Beijing, hoping to find the solutions to school efficiency improvement as a result of under-adequate investment. Findings: In the years to come, the central government of China will continue to enhance transferring payment from the exchequer. The education input will be assured accordingly. However, if schools run under low efficiency, the education resources will not be well used and sustainability of elementary education will not be assured. Originality/value: In light of the research purpose and the limited data, there has been no in-depth discussion of the impact of, for example, families' social status, district development disparity, social cultural influence and history context. Obviously, considering more factors which may affect school efficiency will help to find the best solution for the public education sector of government. (Contains 5 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China