ERIC Number: ED240728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May-31
Reference Count: 0
Report on Future Factors Affecting the Department of Defense Dependents Schools.
Bartell, Ted; And Others
The second volume of a comprehensive study of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS), this report identifies emerging and future trends that will influence DoDDS operations in coming years. Chapter 1, "Changing Student Population," forecasts effects on DoDDS of predicted youth population decline, changing racial/ethnic composition, and more women in the labor force, as well as the effects of possible military manpower decisions and policies. Chapter 2, "Changing Teacher Population," considers the complex interaction between teachers' career intentions, hiring methods, and DoDDS experience to derive projected teacher populations for each region. Chapter 3, "Technological Advances," considers the problems, needs, and promise inherent in introducing computer technology into DoDDS. Chapter 4 concerns "Parents' Attitudes toward Education," based on a comprehensive survey and a comparison thereof to a national sample. Chapter 5, "DoDDS and the Military Mission," addresses the relationship between parents' attitudes toward DoDDS schools and their decision to reenlist or accept overseas assignments. It also discusses major trends in military commitments and policy that will influence DoDDS. Chapter 6, "Strategic Planning Processes in DoDDS," describes a system whereby DoDDS management can stay abreast of changing conditions. Included is a plan for initiating this system, based on the present study. (TE)
Descriptors: Dependents Schools, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Policy, Futures (of Society), Government School Relationship, Military Organizations, Overseas Employment, Population Trends, Prediction, School Location, Teacher Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.
Note: For related documents, see EA 016 495-498.