ERIC Number: ED026166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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High Schools in the South, A Fact Book.
Vance, Rupert B; And Others
The 1965 status of secondary education in 11 southern states is analyzed in terms of school size, personnel, professional qualifications, and working conditions. Financial data relate per pupil expenditures in both rural and urban schools in each state. Information is provided concerning curriculum trends, innovations, and progressive school programs under way in southern high schools. Findings include: (1) nearly all teachers in the South hold a bachelor's degree and 25 percent hold a master's degree or above; (2) more than 50 percent of all high school classes in each of the 11 states can be classified as either too small or too large; and (3) the majority of southern high school youth attend schools which offer an inadequate program of courses. A major conclusion is that the prevalence of small high schools constitutes the most serious obstacle to quality education and equal educational opportunity in southern secondary schools. Recommendations are directed at correcting specific shortcomings in the educational establishment in the South. A comprehensive bibliography of related publications is included. (DA)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Rural Schools, Rural Urban Differences, School Districts, School Expansion, School Personnel, School Size, Secondary Education, Small Schools, Southern Citizens, Southern Schools, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications
Center for Souther Educ. Stud., George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Box 164, Nashville, Tenn. 37203 ($5.00)
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Div. of Surveys and Field Services.
Identifiers: Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia