ERIC Number: ED316952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Delaware: The State and Its Educational System.
Hodgkinson, Harold L.
Delaware is a good example of the falsity of the old notion that small is simple. Although a small state in terms of population, its social systems and bureaucracies can be complex indeed. Delaware has been unusually popular with American businesses, leading to more Fortune 500 companies being incorporated there than in any other state. The economy shows a healthy balance between the sectors, with diversification a major factor in the state's relative economic stability. Delaware's manufacturing capacity will not need the retraining and job creation efforts that have characterized Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. The state's youth population has proportionately more blacks than the state as a whole, suggesting a gradual increase in the adult nonwhite population. Public schools in Delaware seem to graduate a higher percentage of black students than the nation as a whole; however, the retention rate to high school graduation for all children could be improved. The higher education system in the state is diverse, with both a "flagship" and a traditionally black university, as well as some private institutions and community colleges. Increased voluntary coordination is necessary between public and independent schools, institutions of higher learning, and those representing business education and training programs. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware