Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Conference of Asian Association for Public Administration: "Reinventing Public Administration in a Globalized World: A Non-Western Perspective" (AAPA 2018)

Enhancing Education Effectiveness: In Which 'Education' Should Society's Hard-Earned Money Go?

Authors
Muyanja Ssenyonga, Ely Susanto
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Available Online March 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/aapa-18.2018.21How to use a DOI?
Keywords
education, effectiveness, skillset, policy, cognitive, socioemotional, employability
Abstract
This paper is exploratory in nature, and has the objective of examining the determinants of educational effectiveness as a pathway to identifying how countries should allocate public spending on education. The paper is based on a review of extant literature and analysis of statistics on education attainment, employability, and rate of unemployment of workforce with different levels of educational attainment. Tentative findings point to both national context and international factors playing an important in influencing the proportions of public spending on education should go to elementary, non-vocational higher education and vocational education. National context determines the policy priorities, which education is only one of the sectors that ensures the achievement thereof; underpin cultural, social and political and economic realities that determine societal values, traditions that must be acquired and transferred from one generation to the next, skillsets that are needed to create a competent workforce with the ability to harness a country’s resources optimally, absorb and apply new ideas that are developed in other societal contexts which with some modifications can help in providing solutions to problems at the sub national and national level. There is also some important role for international cooperation as well. Different facets of education that range from educational structure and system, curriculum, teaching and learning process, performance evaluation and remuneration, to training and education, infrastructure, to educational institutions-corporate sector relations play their respective roles in influencing the quality and effectiveness of an educational system as reflected in the contribution its products make to an economy and society. Thus, increasing educational effectiveness requires not only to look internally for solutions to all a country’s education problems, but also take advantage of the globalized, interconnected, and interdependent world for effective best practices, which upon modification to suit local and national contexts can be adopted initially in pilot schemes, that are eventually scaled up.
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