ERIC Number: ED467294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
National, State, and Local Trends: Environmental Scan of Trends and Key Issues Affecting Planning.
Kangas, Jon; Budros, Kathleen; Yoshioka, Joyce
This document is a collection of one-page summaries, or "Trends Newsletters" (Numbers 50, 54-7, 59-60, 67-71, and 73-91), that analyze the national, state, and local trends affecting planning for the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District in California. The document is divided into two sections: External Scan and Internal Scan. Topics included in the External Scan include: National Trends; State Trends; and Local Trends. Topics included in the Internal Scan include: San Jose/Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) Trends; Demographics--SJECCD Enrollment; Partnership for Excellence; Performance--SJECCD Students; and Beyond SJECCD--SJECCD Follow-Up. National issues addressed in the report include the relationship between education and income, human resource macro-trends, service learning in community colleges, global awareness, public policy, and technology. Immigration, educational equity, and regional employment opportunities are a few of the state and local trends summarized. This collection of research briefs also provides enrollment and demographic data for the San Jose/Evergreen Community Colleges and accountability profiles for each institution. Highlights include: (1) fall 1999 enrollment at San Jose Community College was 54% female; (2) most of the district's high school students don't qualify for California State University System admission upon graduation; (3) in Santa Clara County 20,000 people were homeless at some point in 1999; (4) rents in Silicon Valley rose 23% between 1990 and 1996, but wages rose only 14%; and (5) between fall 1995 and fall 1999, the number of Asian students in the district rose slightly (from 6,804 to 7,218), and the proportion of Hispanic students increased by 2 percentage points to 28%. A final section in the document, Reference, includes: Accountability Profile, Fall 1999. (RC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Jose/Evergreen Community Coll. District, San Jose, CA.