ERIC Number: ED088141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
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Summary of Responses to the Preliminary NIE Plan.
The preliminary plan for the National Institute of Education (NIE) was sent to 492 persons in the field of education in order to elicit reaction to the plan. This document summarizes the 171 replies received by the NIE planning group, according to the categories of concerns raised by respondents. Editorial comments are included, as well as issues where a firm decision had been reached in order to reflect the thoughts and feelings of the educational field should these issues be reconsidered at some point in the future. In addition, a summary of responses is provided for each major interest or occupation area represented, such as educational researchers and school board members to determine any major differences between areas and to make data available regarding the particular concerns of such groups. The major issues of concern as summarized from all the replies resolve around the structure of NIE--its organization and its relationship to existing agencies and the director and staff. Concerns regarding the substantive plans for NIE center on educational research, the linkage of research and development with practice, the objectives of NIE, and the education of educational personnel. Those issues receiving little attention were the evaluation of NIE itself, curriculum, comparative education, higher education, foundations of education, and the transition from NCERD to NIE. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Planning Unit.