ERIC Number: ED074583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Population Growth and Resource Requirements for U.S. Education.
Butz, William P.; Jordan, Paul L.
This document describes how American education may be organized and operated three decades hence and investigates the effects of population growth on the cost of providing this future schooling and on the number of instructional personnel it will require. Projections resulting from this research suggest that relatively more resources will probably go to the prekindergarten and elementary levels in the year 2000; many students will earn high school and college diplomas through instructional television and computer-assisted instruction; and college degrees will be earned with an average of 2 years' work after high school. This report also investigates the effects of population growth -- 2-child versus 3-child families -- on the cost of future schooling. The investigation also led to the conclusion that more rapid growth rate will lead to about 45 percent higher educational spending in the year 2000 and to relatively more spending at the prekindergarten and elementary levels. However, educational expenditures are deemed unlikely to rise as rapidly in relation to the gross national product (GNP) as they did between 1960 and 1970. (Author)
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections, Expenditure per Student, Higher Education, Population Growth, Population Trends, Prediction, Preschool Education, Public Education, Resource Allocation, Student Teacher Ratio
Publications Department, Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 (Order No. R-1033-CPG, $3.00.)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Population Growth and the American Future, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.