ERIC Number: ED103514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Selected Statistical Notes on American Education, May 1974.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Ranging from information on the percentage of college students living at home to a composite picture of a typical faculty member, the following articles and charts, reprinted from "American Education," November 1972 through December 1973, illustrate the nation's increased effort in education from preschool through graduate school. This rapid rise in education interest is evident in the percentage of the gross national product (GNP) spent for education. In the mid-1930's the educational portion of the GNP exceeded 4 percent. This dropped to a low 1.8 percent of the GNP, or approximately $83.3 billion, which is 40 billion more than seven years before. Young people stay in school longer, culminating in increased college attendance. Preprimary enrollment reached a new high in 1972. Enrollment of 3-to-5-year-olds increased by almost one-third between 1964 and 1972, and the number of nonwhite preprimary enrollment rose from 44,000 to 689,000. More individualized instruction resulted from the fact that, between 1967-68 and 1972-73, enrollment rose a little more than 4 percent, while the number of teachers increased by 12.5 percent. Teachers held higher degrees in the year ending June 30, 1971. More than 95 percent of public school teachers held a bachelor's degree. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: College Attendance, Educational Development, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Financial Support, National Surveys, Population Trends, Preschool Education, Public Schools, Racial Distribution, School Support, Statistical Data, Student Distribution, Teacher Distribution
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 1780-01348; $0.40)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: For 1973 brochure, see ED 083 725