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ERIC Number: ED085585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 91
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Annual Report of the U. S. Commissioner of Education--Fiscal Year 1972.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
A need exists for the assessment of all Federal education programs--to modify, discard, and enlarge present programs and to create new ones where needed. Two new approaches mentioned are the consolidation of 30 Federal programs in elementary-secondary education (Better Schools Act of 1973) and increased emphasis on the Federal role in higher education through student assistance (Basic Educational Opportunity Grants). The most complicated and difficult challenge facing American education is the provision of equal educational opportunity. Other striking currents are the national movement in career education, the growing discontent with the way schools are financed, the reform and renewal at the postsecondary education level, and parental concern with reading achievement. Additional areas explored are the international dimension, veterans education, disadvantaged and handicapped children, teacher supply and demand, school desegregation, migrant children, multicultural classroom, educational technology, and drug abuse. The appendix includes a listing of all advisory committees and councils, their functions, and their membership and meeting dates in 1972. (EA)
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.