ERIC Number: ED044352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-4
Reference Count: 0
Conference on Issues Relating to a National Institute of Education. Summary and Related Proposed Legislation.
Gallagher, James J.
This paper summarizes the thoughts and suggestions of the 28 scholars and research persons convened to consider the problems in beginning the plans for a National Institute of Education as presented in President Nixon's White House Message in March 1970, and proposed in subsequent legislation to the Congress. (The summary is based on notes of Dr. David Krathwohl and Dr. Launor Carter who were group leaders; conference members met both as a whole and in small group sessions.) Major headings under which ideas are presented are 1) the need for a National Institute of Education (NIE) of the type proposed--to conduct and support research, encourage innovation, and disseminate significant findings throughout the nation; 2) considerations regarding the missions of the Institute; 3) need for planning the Institute; 4) the implementation of NIE; 5) NIE program emphasis and functions; 6) NIE internal organization; 7) additional issues. It is concluded that the discussions raised more questions than they answered, but that the overall tone was hopeful that, given the needed resources of personnel, facilities, and hard cash, the Institute could become a key component in the educational research efforts of the seventies. Included are a list of conference participants and both bills proposing establishment of the Institute--91st Congress, 2nd Session, S. 3797 and H.R. 16262. [Not available in hardcopy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Institute of Education