Practical Secondary Education

Planning for Cost Effectiveness in Less Developed Countries

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The dangers of an exclusively academic secondary school curriculum, and the benefits of a diversified one that includes practical and prevocational subjects, are acknowledged throughout the world. Issues have been given particular prominence in less developed countries.

Diversification can be expensive, however, and this fact can seriously limit its scope and impact. To help governments both with decisionmaking and implementation, this handbook suggests ways to improve costeffectiveness. It pays particular attention to the special facilities, equipment, staffing and classsizes usually required by practical subjects,

The book is mainly intended for policymakers and administrators at national government level. It will also be useful to inspectors, supervisors, principals and teachers.




The book has mainly been written for three groups of people: 1. Planners and administrators who allocate resources to different types of schools, 2. Supervisors and inspectors who advise on the most effective use of resources within schools, and 3. Secondary school principals responsible for day-to-day teaching of practical subjects.


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