ERIC Number: ED295344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Digest of Education Statistics, 1988.
Snyder, Thomas D.
This document, consisting of 7 chapters, 25 figures, and 303 tables, provides statistical data on most aspects of United States education, both public and private, from kindergarten through graduate school. The chapters cover the following topics: (1) all levels of education; (2) elementary and secondary education; (3) postsecondary, college, university, adult, and technical education; (4) federal programs for education and related activities; (5) outcomes of education; (6) international education; and (7) learning resources and technology. Information is presented on a variety of subjects, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, graduates, educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, employment and income of graduates, libraries, and international education. Supplemental information on population trends, attitudes on education, educational characteristics of the labor force, government finances, and economic trends is provided. Included among data not appearing in previous editions are the following: number and level of degrees held by the population; trend data on the proportion of high school graduates going to college; teacher and general public opinion polls; the number of special education teachers; state legislation on the provision of gifted and talented education and special education; curent expenditures for public schools; number of colleges awarding degrees; and trends in expenditures of institutions of higher education. A short introduction highlights major findings, and each chapter contains a brief overview of significant trends. A guide to sources, definitions, and an index are included. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Degrees (Academic), Dropout Rate, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Level, Enrollment, Ethnic Groups, Federal Programs, Government Publications, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, International Education, Library Statistics, Microcomputers, National Norms, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Salaries, School Demography, School Holding Power, School Statistics, Student Characteristics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Sales, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 065-000-00-351-1; $19.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Issued annually. Twenty-fourth edition. For previous edition, see ED 282 359.