ERIC Number: ED209158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Federal Support for International Studies: The Role of NDEA Title VI.
McDonnell, Lorraine M.; And Others
This study examines the role of Title VI of the National Defense Education Act of 1958 in supporting international education activities. Data for the study were collected from records such as grant proposals and from interviews with Congressional and Department of Education staff, members of the President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies, government employers of foreign area specialists, interest group representatives, and persons from Title VI area studies centers. The study consists of six major chapters. The first five chapters describe and evaluate how Title VI operates at the federal level; the activities of college and university area studies centers; the Foreign International Studies Programs; and the research program. The study concludes by examining future program directions in chapter six. The study notes that the basic policy dilemma facing Title VI is the tradeoff between specialist training and general diffusion of international knowledge. Despite its limited resources, Title VI will continue to address both these objectives. The study recommends that the existing stock of specialists be maintained and that more realistic incentives for professional training with an international studies focus be created. The program should pay greater attention to area studies and to materials development at the K-12 level. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers: National Defense Education Act Title VI
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