ERIC Number: ED083756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Progress of Education in the United States of America: 1970-71 and 1971-72.
Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
The report summarizes the state of U.S. education, presents statistics for the school years 1970-1972, considers educational organization and administration, and focuses on secondary education's role in training and employment. The report is offered in English, French, Spanish and Russian. Achievement and reform, which are said to mark the state of education, are discussed in relation to growth in services, educational approach, school finance, post secondary education, and the teaching of reading. Textually and tabularly presented statistics are given for enrollment, teachers, graduates, school retention rates, educational attainment, and public school income/expenditures. Educational organization and administration are described in terms of federal and state responsibility, educational structure, and experimental approaches such as the multiunit plan, modular scheduling, open and free schools, and schools without walls. The concept of career education which is aimed at reducing the number of students who leave high school without preparation for employment is emphasized as part of the secondary school's current role in training and employment. Appended are a list of references as well as summaries of the education amendments of 1972 which pertain to higher education, new administration programs, and emergency school aid. (MC)
Descriptors: Administration, Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Educational Trends, Exceptional Child Education, Federal Government, Federal State Relationship, Handicapped Children, History, International Organizations, Secondary Education, Statistical Data, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 1780-01238; $0.95)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Note: Report for the Thirty-Fourth International Conference on Education (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)