Economics of Distance Higher Education

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Overview

  • Author :M.M. Ansari
  • Year of Publication :1992
  • ISBN: :9788170222460
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 144
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Economics, Education, out of print

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About the Book :

This book devoted to examine the economic aspects of distance education and is a pioneering effort of significance in a number of ways. First, in the backdrop of developments in higher education and the theories of distance education, it presents and overview of evolution of open learning system in India. This help in assessing the extent to which the expectations from the promotion of this mode of education are realized. The expansion and diversification of the system as well as the pattern of enrolment by different categories are also ananlysed which shed light on the extent to which the deprived groups like women are benefited. Second, it develops and economic perspective on distance education, which provides a theoretical and analytical. framework for examining the economic viability of distance education programmes. It contains a comprehensive discussion on cost function in distance education, the factors affection the costs of education, the concepts and uses of cost-effective and cost-efficiency analyses etc. Third, it presents a detailed analysis of the finances of distance education institutions finances of distance education instituions particularly in respects of the sources of revenue, the pattern of utilization of expenditure, unit costs of education etc., which assist in drawing the relevant policy inferences for resource allocation. Fourth, it carries out an exercise on cost-effectiveness analysis of distance education and measures the extent to which this mode of education, as compared to formal system, is low cost and efficient as well. The book covers a wide range of issues and themes felation to the theories of distance education, the policy and its performance as measured in terms of quantitative and qualitative developments, costs and finance aspects, particularly from the view-point of equity and efficiency of resources deployed for the growth and expansion of distance education. Thus, the book presents an economic analysis of an improcing  the standard of distance teaching.


About Author :

M M Ansari is Joint Director & Head (Research Cell), Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. He is the author of Unit Costs of Higher Education: An Efficiency Study of University (1993); Economics of Distance Higher Education (1992); University- Industry Interaction: Exploring Areas and Forms of Collaboration (co-author) (1990); Studies in Distance Education (ca-ed) (1988); and Education and Economic Development (1987). Besides, he has prepared a number of important study reports for national and international agencies. He has to his credit numerous articles and papers published in reputed journals. His areas of specialization are: Public Finance and Economics of Education.