ERIC Number: ED042850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Heritage Studies Centers; Hearings Before the General Subcommittee on Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-First Congress, Second Session on H.R. 14910.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This proposed amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 would authorize the Commissioner of Education to make grants to public and private nonprofit educational agencies and organizations for establishment and operation of several Ethnic Heritage Studies Centers, reflecting readily identifiable ethnic groups represented in the population of the United States. Each Center would carry on activities related to a single culture or regional group of cultures. The activities of the Centers would include: (1) the development of curriculum materials for use in elementary and secondary schools which deal with the history, geography, society, and general culture of the group with which it is concerned, and with its contributions to the American heritage, and (2) dissemination of such materials. The Commissioner would make grants to Centers which use the research facilities and personnel of colleges and universities, the special knowledge of ethnic groups in local communities and foreign students in the United States, and the expertise of elementary and secondary school teachers. The bill authorizes ten million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1970, and 20 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act
Note: Hearings held in Washington, D.C., February 16, 17, 18, 24; March 4, 5, 19; and May 6, 1970