ERIC Number: ED188853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Condition of Education for Hispanic Americans.
Brown, George H.; And Others
Organized into 4 chapters, the report provides tabular data portraying the educational condition for about 12 million Hispanic Americans in the United States, and shows how Hispanics compare with the majority population on various measures of educational participation and achievement. Providing an overview of Hispanic Americans in the U.S., Chapter 1 discusses the problems of defining Hispanics and Hispanic subgroups, and presents general information on such characteristics as size of the Hispanic population, age and geographical distribution, and school enrollment status. Concerned with elementary and secondary education, Chapter 2 covers such topics as enrollment rates, characteristics of high school students, and school noncompletion. This chapter concludes with a brief description of education in Puerto Rico. Covering postsecondary education, Chapter 3 includes tabular data on such topics as enrollment, degrees awarded, and characteristics of students. Portraying the status in American society of Hispanic teenagers and adults as related to their previous level of education, Chapter 4 covers such topics as employment by broad occupational category, unemployment rates, post-high school experiences, and income levels. Throughout the report, data on Hispanics are compared with data on non-Hispanics to provide an interpretative context. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Cubans, Degrees (Academic), Demography, Educational Attainment, Educational Status Comparison, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Statistics, Enrollment Trends, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Language Usage, Mexican Americans, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Puerto Ricans, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Unemployment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (available in English or Spanish)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Puerto Rico; United States