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The Economic Context


by Charles S. Benson — 1973

In studies that are made of education in the United States, relatively little attention is given to the elementary school as a separate entity. This becomes especially conspicuous when our own schemes of educational development are compared with plans in various countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In these countries, financing of elementary schooling, for example, is dealt with as a distinct issue. Estimates of economic and social returns of various levels and branches of the educational system, however crude, are made separately by level, and elementary education is treated as a unique activity.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 72, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 74 Number 6, 1973, p. 198-217
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19484, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 1:04:58 AM

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  • Charles Benson
    University of California, Berkeley
    CHARLES S. BENSON is a professor of educational administration and policy analysis at the University of California, Berkeley.
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