ERIC Number: ED253530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Trend Study of High School Offerings and Enrollments: 1972-73 and 1981-82. Contractor Report.
West, Jerry; And Others
This report summarizes the findings of the analyses of data on course offerings in the public secondary schools of the United States. The study on academic trends during the 1972-73 and 1981-82 school years focused on courses in computer application, foreign languages, mathematics, social sciences, visual and performing arts, and vocational education. Section 1 presents the rationale for the study. Section 2 describes the methodology of the analysis. In the third section, a summary highlights enrollments in each of academic years, the courses which were most frequently offered, and those with the highest enrollment. Section 4 contains a summary of the trends in subject area enrollments over the nine-year period from 1973 to 1982. Section 5 presents tables displaying the findings reported in the previous two sections. The report concludes with a technical appendix describing the survey sample designs of the 1972 and 1982 surveys. (JD)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Objectives, Educational Theories, Enrollment Trends, High School Students, High Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Public Schools, Required Courses, Secondary School Curriculum, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation Technologies, Inc., Arlington, VA.