ERIC Number: ED096771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-25
Reference Count: N/A
Problems in Providing Education Overseas for Dependents of U.S. Personnel. Report to the Congress.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Three principal school systems serve eligible American dependents overseas. This report discusses one of them, the Overseas Dependents School System (ODSS), operated by the Department of Defense. At the request of Congress, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) evaluated ODSS. The report notes that recently ODSS had changed its educational goal from one that aimed to provide "educational opportunities of a high quality comparable to the better systems of the U.S." to one that aimed "to deliver a quality education." GAO recommends a return to earlier, higher educational goals. The report also recommends that the Secretary of Defense require that any ODSS program used to test or evaluate the quality of education include features permitting inter-area and intra-area comparisons and make possible comparisons with other major systems in the United States. Recommendations to eliminate or minimize management problems, along with other recommendations, are also included. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Dependents, Educational Objectives, Elementary Schools, Federal Government, Military Organizations, Military Schools, National Norms, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Secondary Schools
U.S. General Accounting Office, Room 4522, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20548 ($1.00, check or money order only)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.