ERIC Number: ED312792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Digest of Education Statistics, 1989. Twenty-Fifth Edition.
Snyder, Thomas D., Comp.
This document, consisting of 7 chapters, 31 figures, and 360 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, technical, and adult education; (4) federal programs for education and related activities; (5) outcomes of education; (6) international comparisons of education; and (7) learning resources and technology. A wide range of information is presented on subjects including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollment, 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: salaries for beginning teachers; data from teacher and general public opinion polls; data on handicapped students in higher education; international tests of educational achievement in mathematics and science; statistics on ages of college students by type and control of institution; profiles of persons earning doctor's degrees in education, engineering, physical sciences, and social sciences; college student participation in financial aid programs; and the percentage of bachelor's degree recipients going to graduate school. 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. (KM)
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
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 065-000-00391-1, $25.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For 1988 edition, see ED 295 344.