ERIC Number: ED073183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Education and Race: An Analysis of the Educational Production Process.
Hanushek, Eric A.
Chapter one of this study of the education of minorities in the United States delineates the past record of the educational system in equating the educational levels of whites and minorities. It also sets the background of the educational system in terms of the dynamics of urban areas and the financial problems faced by school systems. Within chapter two, the basic concepts of production relationships for education are described. Such input-output relationships provide a basic method for organizing what we know about the educational process. From a production function, it is possible to make decisions about educational policy. This chapter both describes the decision rules which administrators should use and presents a conceptual model of the educational process. Chapters three through five illustrate how data from the past operations of the school system can be used to gain insights into the educational process. Statistical models representing the educational process in elementary schools are developed. Chapter six looks into the question of school desegregation in some detail. The implications of racial and ethnic composition in earlier chapters are related to current discussions of the educational value of desegregation. Finally, an attempt is made in chapter seven to outline how such an analysis provides inputs to the educational decision maker. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Problems, Elementary Schools, Input Output Analysis, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Models, Policy Formation, School Desegregation, Surveys, Systems Approach, Urban Education
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