ERIC Number: ED370823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Southern Crossroads: A Demographic Look at the Southeast. SERVE Report.
Demographic profiles of the six SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE) states provide narrative and statistical information and identify common themes, priorities, and goals to fulfill the mission of improving education in the Southeast. Descriptions of the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina offer information on several topics: (1) the people; (2) vital statistics and health; (3) families, income, and jobs; (4) crime and prisoners; (5) education; and (6) a demographic profile comparing the individual state to the entire United States. The section on Alabama includes information on the black middle class and economic development, and the section on Florida also covers minority citizens. A summary of the six states precedes recommendations for positive change in the Southeast. Several ideas for strategies and ventures that address problems from a regional perspective to maximize the resources and experiences of all six states are listed: (1) increase the number of high school graduates and adults receiving GEDs every year; (2) increase the number of programs that enhance the opportunities for rural youth; (3) develop "two-generation" strategies so that women who receive services such as adult education or drug treatment can find adequate care for their children; (4) ensure that every eligible child is in Head Start or other effective early childhood program; (5) increase prevention strategies; (6) increase programs that make college a more realistic possibility; and (7) increase programs and policies that support working parents. An appendix provides 25 demographic comparisons of the six southeast states and the United States in areas such as population growth, education, and health. (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), Tallahassee, FL.
Identifiers: Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; United States (Southeast)