ERIC Number: ED021184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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A Survey of Basic Educational Opportunities Available to Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Cameron, J. Elliot
To examine the historical background of educational programs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Church population, and educational opportunities available to Church members, a questionnaire was sent to presidents of Church missions outside the United States. It was found that Church membership has increased rapidly and could increase by 20.3 percent above estimates, to 7,250,000 by the year 2000. The Church maintained schools, colleges, and a university in which secular learning was available and seminaries and institutes of religion adjacent to public schools in some parts of the world. Sufficient public schools were available in many countries, but in Central and South America, Korea, Hong Kong, and many Islands of the Pacific where Church members reside, educational opportunities were limited. The Church has organized elementary schools in South America and elementary and secondary schools in Mexico and some Pacific Islands. A constant evaluation of educational opportunities available to members of the Church, a yearly assessment of changes in laws and institutions, and annual projections of Church population and age groups are needed to guide educational planning. (author/aj)
Descriptors: Church Programs, Church Responsibility, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Group Membership, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Schools, Surveys
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Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.