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ERIC Number: ED018848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-16
Pages: 27
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Reference Count: 0
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STUDY OF THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION.
GREEN, EDITH
THE MAIN CONTENT OF A RECENTLY COMPLETED STUDY OF THE UNITED STATES OFFICE OF EDUCATION WAS DESCRIBED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICERS HELD NOVEMBER 16, 1967, IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO. THE 769-PAGE APPRAISAL, IN PROCESS OF PUBLICATION, EXAMINES THE OPERATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF EACH DIVISION OF THE FOUR OPERATING BUREAUS--HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, AND ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. ASPECTS OF THE OFFICE WHICH WERE CONSIDERED INCLUDE BACKGROUND AND PRESENT ORGANIZATION, PERSONNEL AND PERSONNEL PRACTICES, DECENTRALIZATION, REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES, AND PLANNING AND EVALUATION OF PROGRAMS. ONE OF THE OFFICE'S GREAT STRENGTHS IS ITS CAPABLE AND SERVICE-MINDED STAFF, RESPONSIBLE TO THE CONGRESS AND TO THE VARIED NEEDS OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS, INSTITUTIONS, AND POPULATIONS SERVED. THE OFFICE'S GREATEST WEAKNESS IS ITS OVERLOAD OF RESPONSIBILITIES COMPARED WITH ITS PRESENT CAPABILITY OF DEALING WITH THEM. PROBLEMS OF FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS THAT DEMAND IMMEDIATE ATTENTION INCLUDE LATE FUNDING, BURDENSOME ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, INADEQUATE EVALUATION, FEDERAL CONTROL WHEN SUCH CONTROL IS PROHIBITED, AND LACK OF UNIFORM STATE ADMINISTRATION. OTHER PROBLEMS INCLUDE UNSATISFACTORY DEVELOPMENT OF CATEGORICAL AID PROGRAMS, INADEQUATE VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAMS, AND THE NEED FOR RAISING EDUCATION TO CABINET STATUS IN THE FEDERAL STRUCTURE. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED TO THE COUNCIL OF CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICERS ANNUAL MEETING (SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, NOVEMBER 16, 1967). (JK)
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Identifiers: Office of Education; Puerto Rico (San Juan)