ERIC Number: ED119897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Demographic Trends in Education in Louisiana.
Falk, William W.; Comfort, Allen
Utilizing census data from 1950, 1960, and 1970 and school data from 1950-51, 1960-61, and 1973-74, the historical trends in Louisiana education were analyzed. Units of analysis included: (1) the State; (2) the most urban and most rural parishes (defined as 65% urban or rural at each point in time); and (3) whites and nonwhites within the State and within rural and urban parishes. Data were analyzed in terms of state population, school-age population (7 to 17 years of age), and all teachers in the public schools. Analysis revealed: (1) an increase in urban populations; (2) a tremendous decrease in the percentage of people classified "rural farm" and a comparable increase in the "rural nonfarm" classification; (3) a stabilization of the proportion of whites and nonwhites in rural and urban areas for the past two decades; (4) an increase in the number of urban parishes and a decrease in the number of rural parishes; (5) increases in total population (35.8%) and school-age populations (68.2%); (6) a decrease in rural parish-school-age population (from 40% to 15% between 1950 and 1970); (7) equalization of the percentages of whites and nonwhites attending school by 1960; (8) increases in the total number of teachers, the number of nonwhite teachers, and degreed teachers; (9) equalization of rural/urban, white/nonwhite, and experienced/nonexperienced teacher differences by 1973-74. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana