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ERIC Number: ED477131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 186
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Status and Trends in the Education of Hispanics.
Llagas, Charmaine
This report examines the educational status of Hispanic Americans, presenting indicators illustrating recent educational gains and existing gaps. Data come from National Center for Education Statistics published reports as well as other federal agencies and organizations. There are four sections with eight chapters. Section 1, "Demographic Overview," includes (1) "Demographic Characteristics." Section 2, "Preprimary, Elementary, and Secondary Education," includes (2) "Participation," (3) "Persistence," (4) "Academics and Achievement," (5) "Social Environments and Parental Support for Learning," and (6) "Student Behaviors." Section 3, "Postsecondary Education," includes (7) "Participation and Context." Section 4, "Outcomes of Education," discusses (8) "Labor Market and Social Outcomes." Much of the recent rise in minority enrollment is attributed to growth in the Hispanic student population. Hispanics have retention and suspension/expulsion rates higher than those of Whites and lower than those of Blacks. They have higher dropout rates and lower graduation rates than Whites or Blacks. While their test scores were higher in 1999 than in 1970s, they were still lower than those of Whites. Over 50 percent of Hispanic students speak mostly English at home. Hispanic college enrollment increased between 1980-2000. There is a positive relationship between education and salary for all racial/ethnic groups, though incomes for Hispanic men are lower than those of white men at most educational levels. (Contains 28 bibliographic references and 76 tables.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED492626; ED492093