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Non-monetary measure of educational inputs or resources. One pupil-year denotes the resources spent to maintain a pupil in school for one year.


Mesure non monétaire des ressources éducatives. Une année-élève désigne les ressources dépensées pour maintenir un élève à l'école pour une année.


Medida no monetaria de los recursos educativos. Un año-alumno designa los recursos gastados para mantener a un alumno en la escuela durante un año.

سنة - تلميذ

وهي قياس غير نقدي للمدخلات أو الموارد التعليمية. وتعني عبارة تلميذ – سنة الموارد التي تمّ صرفها للمحافظة على تلميذ واحد في المدرسة لمدّة سنة.