ERIC Number: ED172344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Declining Enrolments--Issues and Responses. An Annotated Bibliography. Current Bibliography No. 11.
Corman, Linda, Comp.
This annotated bibliography reflects an attempt to indicate the range and quality of published responses to the complex phenomenon of declining enrollments in elementary and secondary schools. It is intended to suggest sources of practical information and advice and to provide a larger context for administrators coping with the effects of decline in their own school systems. Works that confront the issues and problems comprehensively are cited in the first two parts of the bibliography. The subsequent seven parts contain works that stress a single facet of the problem, such as enrollment forecasting, school closing criteria, site redevelopment, or financial reform. Most of these will not be rigidly confined to the topic under which they are listed, but their placement reflects their principal strength or emphasis. Probably the strongest and most sophisticated segment of this literature is in the field of demographic analysis. Not far behind in quantity and quality is the literature on school closure and reduction in force, and on the positive alternatives to these measures, such as innovative uses for surplus space, program expansion and diversification, and employment benefits for teachers that maximize the number of available teaching positions. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Declining Enrollment, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections, Foreign Countries, Reduction in Force, Retrenchment, School Buildings, School Closing, Space Utilization, Staff Development
Publication Sales, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 ($4.75)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Library.