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A JOURNAL DEDICATED TO PLANNING, CHANGE, REFORM, AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATION

EDUCATIONAL PLANNING

VOLUME 19 2010

NUMBER 2

Preface . ................................................................................................................................ii About The Authors ..............................................................................................................iii The Implications of Symbols in Educational Planning- 2009-2010 Presidential Address ... 1 Tak C. Chan. Reducing Poverty: Educational Planning and Policy Implications for Swaziland............... 8 C. W. S. Sukati An Alternative Approach to Educational Planning and Financing: 100% Philanthropic Support for Education......................................................................................................... 22 Zehra Keser and Habib Ozgan . Educational Planning for School Guidance: Teacher’s Narratives of the Diverse Needs of Ethnic Minority Students in Hong Kong Secondary Schools ............................................ 34 Ming Tak Hue Four Pillars of Effective University-School District Partnerships: Implications for Educational Planning .......................................................................................................... 46 Steve Myran, Karen S. Crum, and Jennifer Clayton Invitation to Submit Manuscripts ....................................................................................... 61 Invitation to Fall Conference .............................................................................................. 62 Membership Application .................................................................................................... 63 EDUCATIONAL PLANNING is indexed in H.W.Wilson,and available in Google Scholar, and EBSCO Information Services.

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Vol. 19, No. 2

PREFACE
Virginia Roach This edition of Educational Planning continues our celebration of the 40th anniversary of the International Society for Educational Planning (ISEP) by focusing on the vital role that planning plays in ensuring equity in educational access and achievement throughout the world. Our 2010 Presidential Address, authored by T.C. Chan, provides the overall context of this edition by providing an overview of the symbols of planning. This overview helps to set the stage for the possibilities of planning. Dr. Chan describes the use of the symbols, but also suggests that without careful listening and responsiveness, planners fall short in their role to ensure equitable access to education. In this way, planning is more than just a set of procedures to be completed for the sake of bureaucratic expediency, planning is a tool for change, perhaps even a tool for liberation. The other articles of this journal edition provide a worldwide tour of this larger theme with contributors from Hong Kong, Turkey, Swaziland, and the United States. Equity and liberation from economic repression is the theme of the article by Sukati. Sukati delineates the role that comprehensive planning can play in eradicating poverty through access to mass education and by fostering interagency support between education and other social service sectors. Sukati calls on the government of Swaziland to immediately fund comprehensive mass education. He sees comprehensive planning and adequate government funding as the vehicle for developing the national education system. In this way, planning is the vehicle of social action. Yet, governments are not always in a position to immediately raise such sums of money, as noted in the article by Kesar and Ozgan. These authors continue the discussion of equity by describing the role of philanthropy in ensuring access to education in Turkey. In this article, the two authors discuss the Turkish program of public-private partnership in the provision of school facilities in Turkey. School facilities provide the basic infrastructure of a mass education system and planning for such is vital in...
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