ERIC Number: ED194475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Demographic Projections and Educational Policy Issues.
Little, Dennis L.
Significant changes in various demographic patterns include a declining birth rate, regional shifts from the "Snow Belt" to the "Sun Belt" as well as a return to rural America, an increase in female labor force participation, a general change in family structure ("kids with kids," single parent families, unmarried couples, etc.), and changes in the racial and ethnic composition of the United States. Issues stemming from these population trends include: (1) making national policy for different regional impacts; (2) managing and developing school physical plants with uncertain information; (3) fewer clients but greater needs; and (4) fitting social science curriculum to social trends. (CMJ)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For entire document (microfiche only), see ED 185 660. For individual documents (microfiche and paper copy), see ED 148 691, ED 180 901, ED 180 917, ED 182 848, ED 183 695, ED 184 996, ED 185 433, and SP 016 934, SP 016 937, SP 016 940, SP 016 943, SP 016 945, SP 016 953-954, SP 016 956-977, SP 016 979-980.