ERIC Number: EJ1025052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Enrollment of Education Majors at Public, Not-for-Profit, and For-Profit Postsecondary Institutions: An Empirical Analysis
Fox Garrity, Bonnie K.
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v49 n6 p522-539 2013
This article offers a quantitative analysis of the growth of for-profit provision of teacher education in the United States. Data from all Title-IV-aid-participating institutions from 1996 to 2008 is analyzed to provide a comprehensive overview of the relative changes in enrollments of education majors at public, not-for-profit, and for-profit 4-year-and-above institutions. For-profits enroll a small, but rapidly expanding share of the education majors. Several possible reasons for the large increase in for-profit enrollments are explored and potential implications for teacher preparation are discussed. Concerns about the for-profit provision of teacher education are reviewed in light of this new data.
Descriptors: Education Majors, Enrollment, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Teacher Education, Enrollment Trends, Electronic Learning, College Graduates
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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