Coombs, Philip (Hall)

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COOMBS, Philip (Hall)

COOMBS, Philip (Hall). American, b. 1915. Genres: Education. Career: Williams College, Williamstown, MA, faculty, 1940-41; U.S. Office of Price Controls, economist, 1941-43; Office of Strategic Services, U.S. Army and Air Force, 1943-45; Amherst College, MA, professor of economics, 1947-49; Economic Adviser to Gov. Chester Bowles of Connecticut, 1948-50; President's Materials Policy Commission, executive director and editor of 4-vol. public report, 1950-52; Fund for the Advancement of Education, secretary and director of research, and the Ford Foundation, program director of education, 1952-60; Dept. of State, Washington, assistant secretary of state for international and cultural affairs, 1961-62; fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, 1962-63; International Institute for Educational Planning (affiliated with UNESCO), Paris, founding director, 1963-68; International Council for Educational Development, co-founder, vice-chairman, later chairman, 1970-95. Publications: The Fourth Dimension of Foreign Policy, 1964; Education and Foreign Aid, 1965; (with W. Schramm) The New Media, 1967; The World Educational Crisis, 1968; (with C. Beeby) The Qualitative Aspects of Educational Planning, 1969; (with others) International Development Targets, 1970; What Is Educational Planning?, 1970; Educational Cost Analysis, 1971; (with J. Hallak) Managing Educational Costs, 1972; New Paths to Learning for Rural Children and Youth, 1973; Attacking Rural Poverty, 1974; The World Crisis in Education, 1985; (with J. Hallak) Cost Analysis in Education, 1987. EDITOR/CO-EDITOR: Education for Rural Development, 1975; Meeting the Basic Needs of the Rural Poor, 1980; A Strategy to Improve the Quality of Mexican Higher Education, 1992; A Productive Future for the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Mexico), 1994. Address: 317 W Main St, Chester, CT 06412, U.S.A.