ERIC Number: ED325562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanic Education: A Statistical Portrait 1990.
De La Rosa, Denise; Maw, Carlyle E.
This report provides statistical data on the educational status of Hispanic Americans. Summaries are provided of educational status, attainment, and literacy at various points in the educational pipeline. Information about elementary and secondary school teachers is also included. Statistical data were drawn primarily from recent reports of the National Center for Education Statistics and the United States Bureau of the Census. The following summary findings are reported: (1) Hispanics are the most undereducated segment of the population; (2) Hispanics represent a growing segment of the school-age population; (3) Hispanic students face serious difficulties; (4) achievement test scores of Hispanics and Blacks remain lower than those of Whites, and in some cases the gap is widening; (5) Hispanic eighth-graders have lower educational expectations than Blacks or Whites; (6) Hispanics are unlikely to have Hispanic teachers who can serve as mentors; (7) Hispanics continue to be at risk of academic failure and dropping out; (8) Hispanics continue to have the highest dropout rate of any group; (9) Hispanics continue to have the lowest high school completion rates of any group, and the gap between Hispanics and both Blacks and Whites is continuing to grow; (10) Hispanic enrollment in higher education is low and Hispanic students tend to enroll in schools not offering advanced degrees; (11) compared to Blacks and Whites, Hispanics rely more heavily on student loans and less on grants to finance postsecondary education; and (12) Hispanic illiteracy rates are much higher than those of Blacks or Whites. Statistical data are presented in 29 tables and 45 graphs. There are 50 reference notes. (FMW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Census Figures, Educational Attainment, Educational Experience, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Illiteracy, Minority Group Teachers, Postsecondary Education, Racial Differences, Statistical Analysis
National Council of La Raza, 810 First Street, N.E., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC. Office of Research Advocacy and Legislation.