ERIC Number: ED052495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Quantity of Formal Instruction in the United States.
Byrnes, James C.
Extensive data is presented which clarifies the number and percentage of persons who complete high school and college. Historical trends for the elementary, secondary and college levels are included. The report takes note of a number of growth and constraint factors: (1) wars, depressions, and the higher social cost of post-secondary instruction; (2) the Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963 and the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the resultant growth of community colleges; and (3) the G.I. bill. In general, elementary and secondary education are nearly universal, while the college B.A. continues to be a minority commodity. Decreasing attrition rates and increasing costs are also discussed. A quantitative model is proposed which suggests the manner in which future enrollment might be distributed by level under different policies for the growth of post-secondary instruction. Within the context of this model, two possible future states for the quantity of instruction are illustrated. (Author/TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY. Educational Policy Research Center.