This course assesses relationships between economics and education, examines the present system of financing Canadian education, and explores some techniques of budgeting for school expenses. Funding formulae for public, private, and bandcontrolled contexts are examined. Education is critiqued as a productive and competitive activity in society, with its economic foundations reflecting the current societal areas of focus (e.g., education for employment). Students will also explore areas for possible supplementary funding of education projects and programs (e.g., special education), with attention to various funding agencies and to proposal-writing and grant-reporting processes.
Admission to M.Ed. program.