What Is Social Demand Approach In Educational Planning?


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Social Demand approach in educational planning is very similar to the concept of supply and demand in business. To make something profitable and work correctly, the supply should meet the demand.
If there was too much supply and not enough demand, the company would make a loss and if there was too much demand and not enough supply then the company should make the supply larger to gain a higher and more substantial place in the market.
Within education, it is defined as the popular demand for education. This is where the demands for an individual or/and individual area that wishes to have more education are met. This can result in the closure of educational establishments where the demand is not high. This could in fact be due to the fact that there are too many schools, but this should be determined by the educational body in that area so that it does not become the case.
There could be low demand due to the cost of schooling in a poor area of a poor country. It does not mean that the demand is not there, just that the residents can not afford education.
Another thing to take into consideration is compulsory schooling. In many countries, education is compulsory by law and when this is enforced properly, there will be a rise in pupils attending schools and therefore more demand, so educational bodies need to look into attendance rates before closing educational establishments down for having a low rate of pupils.
There are criticisms that this method of social demand also will make resources spread with the closure of establishments and therefore when attendance law is enforced, there will be a spread of resource for a growing number of pupils that will therefore not get the amount of assistance that they need.

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