ERIC Number: ED086755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-31
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America's Educationally Neglected: A Progress Report on Compensatory Education. Annual Report to the President and the Congress, 1973.
National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children, Washington, DC.
In this 1973 annual report, the National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children concludes that, regardless of the approach legislation may take, certain provisions should be included as fundamental for efficient use of funds and for determining that the funds are, indeed, used for helping disadvantaged children. Among the legislative recommendations are: (1) the concept of forward funding be applied to all compensatory education programs; (2) any Federal approach to compensatory education should contain a mandated parent advisory council of parents of affected children; (3) funds be made available to develop: models, materials, and curricula appropriate to bilingual-bicultural programs; ways of implementing competency-based evaluations; and, teacher training in this area; (4) a comprehensive migrant program be mandated national priority; and, (5) a Presidentially-appointed, statutory council is essential to insure candid independent judgments. Among the administrative recommendations are: (1) Federal funds be used to develop culturally sensitive books and instructional materials for classroom use; (2) the National Institute of Education should have as its research priority the accumulation and evaluation of data necessary to establish which programs are successful and replicable, for their optimal use in the education programs for disadvantaged children; and, (3) the SEA approve and direct implementation of projects and State priorities, and channel expertise into the needed area. (RJ)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Administration, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Legislation, Law Enforcement, Migrant Education, Parent Participation, Private Schools, Program Administration, Program Evaluation
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Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I