School location in a developing nation: A location-allocation modelling approach

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Beginning in the early 1970s, Trinidad and Tobago adopted a policy of putting all of its junior secondary schools "on shift." This method allowed for two schools to be conducted in the same facility at different times of the day, and had the advantage of providing access to secondary school for a large number of students. However, the method generated a number of problems and, as a result, was earmarked for alteration. Plans were made for the dismantling of the shift system through construction of new, single-shift schools in new locations. This paper argues that proposals to build new facilities in new locations as a means of resolving problems associated with the shift system may be more effectively accomplished through application of the method of location-allocation modelling


DOI: 10.1108/09513549010001363

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