ERIC Number: ED338208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-25
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This hearing was called as one of a series of hearings to address concerns related to the role of the Federal Government and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) in reaching the goal of providing equal educational opportunity to all in the United States. Arguing that significant inequalities in educational opportunities still exist, Major R. Owens (Representative from New York and chairman of the subcommittee) points out that these inequalities are most evident in the nation's inner cities and among minorities. A major problem identified by Owens is the need for additional support for school systems that must provide effective educational programs for at-risk students. The primary concerns addressed by this hearing were the proposed Institute for the Education of At-Risk Students, the depoliticization of educational research, the necessity for planning to meet the needs of rural educational programs, and the relationship between OERI, the Federal Government, and educational improvement. This transcript of the hearing includes testimony and prepared statements presented by eight witnesses: (1) Major R. Owens, Representative from New York; (2) James Comer, the Yale Child Study Center at Yale University; (3) Todd Strohmenger, the Rural Small Schools Program at the Appalachia Educational Laboratory; (4) Linda Darling-Hammond, National Center for Restructuring Education Schools and Teaching (NCREST) at Teachers College, New York; (5) Keith Geiger, the National Education Association; (6) Edmund Gordon, Yale University; (7) Shirley McBay, the Quality Education for Minorities Network; and (8) Laura Rendon, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. (DB)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Government Role, Hearings, High Risk Students, Information Dissemination, Policy Formation, Public Agencies, Public Schools, Research and Development, Rural Education
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers: Congress 102nd; Department of Education; Office of Educational Research and Improvement
Note: Serial No. 102-18. Reproducibility of the prepared statements varies. For the 1988, 1989, and 1990 hearings, see ED 305 368, ED 314 040-041, and ED 331 495.