ERIC Number: ED240691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Public Education in the Southeast: A Progress Report. Southeastern Educational Information System Analyses. SEIS Analyses Volume II.
Thomas, Sheilah N.; Meehan, Grady B.
Through a number of measures, both quantitative and qualitative, this progress report explores the achievements of Southeastern public schools in meeting the continually expanding goal of quality education for all citizens. Quantitative figures are shown, regionally and state by state, for ages of compulsory attendance, public and private school enrollments (1980), public school enrollment per population, and literacy of population (1900 and 1980). Qualitative measures of educational progress are provided by graphs and charts illustrating percent of high school graduates in the United States population (1870-1970), high school graduates 25 and older (1970 and 1980), median school years completed (1950 and 1980), public kindergarten enrollment (1970 and 1980), black adults completing four or more years of high school (1970 and 1980), percentages of nonwhite populations, numbers of exceptional children served in public school programs, percent of children served in different educational environments, pupil/teacher ratios, minimum competency testing, and per capita personal income levels (relative to the nation as a whole). Conclusions derived from these statistics suggest three major challenges confronting education in the Southeast: (1) overcoming the legacy of poverty, (2) helping the nation compete in a highly technological world society, and (3) providing quality education with decreasing public resources. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Council for Educational Improvement, Research Triangle Park, NC.