ERIC Number: ED181317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Educational Policy Issues in the Federal City: A Report from Washington. Occasional Paper No. 42.
Both the federal administration and Congress, through more dollars and more legislation, are expanding the federal role in education. Major themes running through the various legislative proposals will result in a reduced emphasis on fiscal controls, encouragement for process-oriented requirements, better integration of federal programs, and improve federal-state-local coordination. Some additional emerging policy issues are the relationship of formal education authorities to the Youth Employment and Demonstrations Project Act (YEDPA), tax credits on tuition, a cabinet level department of education, educational quality-accountability testing of basic skills, and jobs (creation of new employment). With respect to education in particular, the executive branch is skeptical about its value and a recent informal poll of congressional staff aides revealed the following assertions or allegations: vocational education (1) provides irrelevant skills and is delinquent in providing basic skills, (2) maintains old categories over new job areas, (3) is run by an unresponsive establishment, (4) is dominated by rural and agricultural interests, (5) is discriminatory, (6) focuses too much on high school programs, (7) is delinquent in statistical program evaluation, (8) lacks effective statewide planning, (9) frustrates coordination at all levels, and (10) is too institution-oriented to school-age populations. Research is needed which would dispell or corroborate such views among policy makers. (JT)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Educational Attitudes, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Federal Government, Government Role, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Program Effectiveness, Research Needs, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 ($2.20)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
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