ERIC Number: ED261101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
All One System: Demographics of Education, Kindergarten through Graduate School.
Hodgkinson, Harold L.
This report is a demographic study of the United States education system from kindergarten through post-graduate education. Part 1 provides a briefing on the major demographic trends that form the framework of the analysis in terms of: (1) number of births in different groups; (2) rate of age increase in various groups due to varying birth rates; (3) changes in family status; (4) differences in educational needs by region; and (5) education, including educational supply and job demand, and the growing need for day care and early childhood programs such as Head Start. Part 2 concerns the retention of students through the school system to high school graduation. Part 3 concerns the accessibility of college to different socioeconomic groups. Part 4 discusses retention of students through college graduation in the context of the number of years it takes students to reach that goal. Throughout, suggestions are offered on how to deal with the impact of increased minorities in the educational system and how best to structure curricula to better educate the population as a whole. (CG)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Birth Rate, Demography, Differences, Dropouts, Early Childhood Education, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Status, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Population Distribution, Population Trends, Racial Composition, Regional Characteristics, School Demography, School Holding Power
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.