ERIC Number: ED176605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
From the Sixties to the Eighties. A Statistical Portrait of Canadian Higher Education.
Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Education, Science, and Culture Div.
A statistical review of the development of university education in Canada in the last two decades is presented. The focus is on tracing trends in expenditures, enrollment, and graduation. Introductory chapters deal with all levels of education. Separate chapters examine some socioeconomic characteristics of students, foreign students, characteristics of full-time university teachers and the research support available to them. To put the figures in context, the structure of Canadian education is explained, and the past and future demographic trends are noted. Among findings are that elementary enrollment grew steadily to a peak in 1968 (3.7 million) and will bottom out in the early 80's (at 3 million), that there is a general trend toward professional programs (such as business administration and law), and that there is a change in the relative numbers of male and female graduates (from almost three-quarters male in the early 60's to about 50/50 in 1976-77). Other findings indicate that more than one-third of the students are supported by the Federal Canada Student Loan Plan, that the United States and Hong Kong account for more than 50 percent of the foreign university students, and that the number of bachelor's and professional degrees awarded increased four times during the period under study. A brief bibliography is included. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Education, Science, and Culture Div.
Note: Originally prepared for the Quinquennial Congress of the Universities of the Commonwealth (12th, Vancouver, British Columbia, Fall 1978)