ERIC Number: ED150708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Declining Enrollment: The Challenge of the Coming Decade.
Abramowitz, Susan, Ed.; Rosenfeld, Stuart, Ed.
The research reported in this volume covers a range of topics dealing with shifting and declining enrollments and their impact on the financing, organization, and management of schools. The papers have been sorted into three groups. Section 1 discusses the demographic background to changing enrollment patterns. Section 2 presents the view from the states, including an analysis of state school finance systems and the fiscal impact of declining enrollments in four states. Section 3 discusses the management of decline and retrenchment in education. The book concludes with a chapter summarizing the policy implications of decline for local, state, and federal policy-makers. Tables of statistical data cover a variety of subjects, including birth rates, employment figures, and estimated demand for teachers. An annotated bibliography is appended. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Retrenchment, School Demography, School Districts, School Funds, School Statistics, State Aid, State Government, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to color of paper of original document; Some tables contain very small print