The nature of educational planning. Functions of an educational planning organ. Theories and concepts of educational planning. Strategic and operational planning. Participatory planning. Planning as a continuous process. Forecasting, planning and programming. Utility theory, modelling and paradigms. Human capital acquisition, formation and accumulation. Specification and present value analysis. Decision theory and decision tree analysis. Consistency, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and quality in education. Area planning and school mapping, computer applications and information technology in educational planning.