ERIC Number: ED252345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Education Profile of Kansas Hispanics.
Kansas State Dept. of Human Resources, Topeka.
The education and employment of Kansas Hispanics in public, elementary and secondary schools were examined, utilizing 1980 data from the U.S. Census Bureau and 1979 data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Data pertained to 18 counties located in western, central, and eastern Kansas: Finney, Ford, Grant, Seward, Sherman, Harvey, Reno, Saline, Sedgwick, Sumner, Douglas, Geary, Johnson, Leavenworth, Lyon, Riley, Shawnee, and Wyandotte. These counties, which accounted for about 80% of Kansas' Hispanic population, were selected because they had cities with 1,000 or more Hispanics or had cities with 5% or more Hispanic concentration. Data demonstrated that: Kansas Hispanics tended to have lower educational attainment levels and graduation and school enrollment rates when compared to the total population; Hispanics were underrepresented as teachers, counselors, and administrators; Hispanic educational attainment levels were higher in eastern Kansas than in western and central Kansas; the median years of school completed for Hispanics in Douglas County was 15.3 years compared to 13.5 years for the total population; 17.3% of Hispanic adults in Sherman County were high school graduates compared to 72.2% of the total population; and the low participation rate of Hispanics in education was more pronounced at the university and college levels. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Human Resources, Topeka.