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OECD Reviews of School Resources: Flemish Community of Belgium 2015

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The effective use of school resources is a policy priority across OECD countries. The OECD Reviews of School Resources explore how resources can be governed, distributed, utilised and managed to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.

The series considers four types of resources: financial resources, such as public funding of individual schools; human resources, such as teachers, school leaders and education administrators; physical resources, such as location, buildings and equipment; and other resources such as learning time.

This series offers timely policy advice to both governments and the education community. It includes both country reports and thematic studies.

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Funding of school education in the Flemish Community of Belgium

This chapter is about the funding of school education in the Flemish Community of Belgium. It presents the level of resources available for the school sector and the main principles of school funding. It also analyses the structure of the school education budget and provides a detailed description of its three main components: school operating grants, staffing and infrastructure. It examines how the Flemish approach to school funding supports freedom of choice and school autonomy while aiming to provide equal opportunities to schools in responding to the needs of different student groups. The chapter also reviews the availability of information necessary to evaluate the impact of school funding and examines the distribution of funding across levels and types of education, giving particular attention to the differential resourcing of educational programmes in the secondary school sector.

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