ERIC Number: ED398287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Education in States and Nations: Indicators Comparing U.S. States with Other Industrialized Countries in 1991. Second Edition.
Phelps, Richard P.; And Others
Indicators in this volume provide international benchmarks for assessing the condition of education in U.S. states and in the United States as a whole by comparison with many other industrialized countries for which data are available. On six sets of indicators (37 indicators in all), country-level and state-level measures are arrayed side-by-side to facilitate comparison. The indicators are grouped into six categories: (1) background; (2) participation; (3) processes and institutions; (4) achievement and attainment; (5) labor market outcomes; and (6) finance. The presentation of each indicator includes an explanation of what it measures, why it is important, and key results from a comparison of countries and states. Throughout the report, comparisons are most often made in the text among like-sized entities. The presentation of each indicator also includes separate tables for states and countries and graphs that display states and countries together. Supplemental notes and a statistical appendix include supplemental and technical information on how measures in the indicators were calculated, and a glossary is included. (Contains 37 two-part tables and 37 figures, some of which have several parts.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Assessment, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Educational Indicators, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, International Education, International Studies, Labor Market, Outcomes of Education
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Books; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Research Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: For the first edition (1988 Indicators), see ED 366 615.