ERIC Number: ED362971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Digest of Education Statistics 1993.
Snyder, Thomas D.; Hoffman, Charlene M.
This document, consisting of 7 chapters, 34 figures, 412 tables, plus 20 appended tables, provides statistical data on most aspects of U.S. 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" which include college and university education as well as vocational 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." The publication contains information 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: teachers' opinions on the education system; financial statistics of urban, suburban, and rural school districts; plans and activities of high school sophomores; public elementary and secondary school expenditures, by function and state; and international literacy and geography achievements of students. 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 definitions and an index. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, College Faculty, Degrees (Academic), Dropout Rate, Educational Assessment, 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
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.