ERIC Number: ED191149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Women and Minorities in Education: A Social Indicator Feasibility Study.
Gilmartin, Kevin J.
The purpose of this report is to determine the feasibility of and need for a series of social indicator reports on the status of women and disadvantaged minorities in education, as students, teachers, and administrators. Further, it addresses questions concerning the form, issues to be covered, and data that should be used if such reports are created. The first section presents overviews of the past and present status of women and minorities in education. The overviews are followed by a discussion of various concepts of equality of educational opportunity and their implications for developing and presenting educational indicators in a social indicator report. The section introducing the conceptual frameworks to be used divides the subject matter into eight content areas (aspiration, enrollment, retention, resources, achievement, subject matter, teachers, and administrators), each with a set of related issues (research questions) and a focused literature review. The study discusses the data sources available and those that should be created. It ends with the recommendation that three reports on the status of minorities and two on the status of women be produced. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Administrators, Annotated Bibliographies, Attendance, Curriculum, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Feasibility Studies, Females, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Social Indicators, Status, Student Motivation, Students, Teachers
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980). Some figures may be marginally legible.