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Midwinter, Arthur – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
The LACE (Local Authority Current Expenditure) report on comparable local education expenditure in Scotland, England, and Wales, 1993-95, found that Scottish expenditure was 23% higher than in England, largely from the higher incidence of local authority-educated children in Scotland. However, the LACE report excludes several important variables…
Descriptors: Costs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Midwinter, Arthur; McVicar, Murray – Scottish Educational Review, 1999
Examines the modernization of Scotland's higher education funding during the Thatcher years; trends in funding since 1995, when support based on unit costs was reduced; and the 1996 allocation of university funding based on research assessment. Concludes that continued emphasis on "efficiency-based savings" will increase teaching loads…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Efficiency, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Midwinter, Arthur; McGarvey, Neil – Scottish Educational Review, 1994
Challenges government assumptions regarding local government reorganization that would increase educational authorities in Scotland from 12 to 32. Proposes that the potential increase in administrative costs of smaller educational authorities would be greater than potential savings and would result in lower quality of educational service. Compares…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education