Internal efficiency

definition

The internal efficiency of an educational system concerns the optimal use of resources (inputs) in producing its outputs. Assessments of internal efficiency are typically done for a specific level of education, say primary education, and the simplest indicator of internal efficiency is the unit cost of producing one unit of educational output, which may be a graduate of that level of education, or a student who has attained some minimum level of knowledge.

example of use

An example might be a proposal to restructure schools or universities and merge two institutions on the grounds that this will increase internal efficiency and reduce unit costs through economies of scale (Woodhall, 2004: 38).

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