ERIC Number: ED349706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Digest of Education Statistics, 1992.
Snyder, Thomas D.; Hoffman, Charlene M.
This document, consisting of 7 chapters, 35 figures, 409 tables, plus 20 appendix 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 education; (4) federal programs for education and related activities; (5) outcomes of education; (6) international education; and (7) learning resources and technology. A wide range of information is presented on a variety of subjects including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, employment and income of graduates, libraries, and international education. Supplemental information on population trends, attitudes on education, education characteristics of the labor force, government finances, and economic trends provides background for evaluating education data. Included among data not appearing in previous editions are the following: drug use by teenagers and young adults; characteristics of vocational education teachers; proportion of 17-year-olds taking various science courses; federal support for education, by type of recipient; opinions of teachers about teacher training; and number of students and teachers in urban, rural, and suburban areas. A short introduction provides a brief overview of current trends in American education, and each chapter highlights significant trends. Guides to tabular presentations and sources are provided along with a definitions section and an index. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, College Faculty, Degrees (Academic), Dropout Rate, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Level, Enrollment, Ethnic Groups, Federal Programs, Government Publications, Higher Education, Information Technology, Institutional Characteristics, Library Statistics, Mathematics Achievement, Microcomputers, National Norms, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Salaries, School Demography, School Statistics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Technical Education
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED366614
Note: Numerous statistical tables with small print. For 1991 edition, see ED 340 141.