ERIC Number: ED059770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-15
Reference Count: 0
A Year Ago This Week.
Marland, S. P., Jr.
The implications for American education today in reforms initiated at the Federal level in finance, research, curriculum, accountability, and administration were discussed by the U. S. Commissioner of Education. The financial reforms focus on revenue sharing. In the research area, Commissioner Marland discusses the proposed National Institute of Education (NIE), and the changes being made in the Office of Education so as to provide resources for programs for the disadvantaged. The major components of the higher education bill are, as stated by Commissioner Marland, expanded student aid, institutional aid, the National Foundation for Higher Education, and the National Institute of Education. Career education as proposed by the Office of Education is seen as the means of supplying young people, especially those in inner cities and rural depressed areas, with knowledge about the world of work and with control over their own lives. Commissioner Marland states that the year that had elapsed since his taking office has been a good one, and he is optimistic about the future of education in this country. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Commissioner of Education.
Identifiers: Marland (Sidney P); National Foundation for Higher Education; National Institute of Education
Note: Speech presented at Luncheon Meeting of the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., December 15, 1971