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The planning of education : where do we stand (Inglês)

Educational planning is a relatively recent phenomenon in the history of education. It has been practiced, malpracticed, or simply paid lip service in most countries, especially in developing ones, since the late 1950's. This paper discusses a series of educational planning mishaps and attempts a taxonomic clearing of the jargon used in this field. It also proposes a shift from macroplanning issues to the consideration of the effects of more specific educational policies. In conclusion, the report maintains that a healthy, development-conducive educational system requires a longer-term view that is not easily adopted by governments preoccupied with day-to-day problems. Passing the baton from the macroplanner to the student and his family, first, as deciders of what education to acquire and, second, as financiers at large of education is a strategic move. This would, in effect, enhance the contribution of education to social and economic development in developing countries.


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    Psacharopoulos, George

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    The planning of education : where do we stand?

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