OECD Reviews of School Resources: Uruguay 2016

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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.



Funding of school education in Uruguay

This chapter is about the funding of school education. It deals with the level of resources available for school education and revenue sources. Furthermore, it discusses budget planning, the monitoring of funds’ use as well as incentives for the effective use of school funding. The chapter places particular emphasis on areas of priority for Uruguay such as the low levels of public expenditure on education, the little transparency of mechanisms to fund individual schools, equity implications of funding approaches, and the limited autonomy of individual schools to manage resources. The chapter also reviews the limitations of funds’ use accountability and the concerns regarding the funding for school infrastructure.


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