ERIC Number: ED038523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Progress of Public Education in the United States of America 1967-1968.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This report provides an overview of the developments in public elementary and secondary schools. Part I examines significant changes which have occurred in enrollments, teacher supply, pupil retention and achievement, and financial support. In 1967, education was the primary occupation of 60 million Americans. About 57 million of these were students and 3 million were teachers, principals, supervisors, and superintendents. Only 2.4 percent of the persons 14 years of age or older were illiterate in 1960 compared to 3.3 percent in 1950 and 11.3 percent in 1900. In the 1965-66 school year, 53 percent of the revenues came from local sources, 39 percent from State governments, and 8 percent from the Federal Government. Part II focuses on programs and changes in vocational and technical education. Since the passage of the first vocational education act in 1918, enrollment in vocational education programs has risen from 164,200 to 7,800,000 in 1968. Although some vocational education is provided in secondary schools, the number of area vocational schools has increased rapidly. In 1967, there were 1,100 area schools and 1,000 more are expected to be constructed during the next 10 years. (BC)
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Educational History, Federal State Relationship, Public Education, Regional Schools, Secondary Schools, Statistical Data, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (FS5.210:10005-68A, $.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United States
Note: Report for the International Conference on Public Education, Sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the International Bureau of Education (31st, Geneva, Switzerland, July 1-11, 1968)