ERIC Number: ED102167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Gatekeepers in Education: A Report on Institutional Licensing.
National Advisory Council on Education Professions Development, Washington, DC.
There are serious problems and abuses in American education, and they are becoming more and more visible. Problems exist at all levels in accreditation, licensing, and identifying eligibility for federal funds. No set standards have been established and there is little communication between states concerning these topics. This Council recommends the use of federal funds to bring about improvements in staffing, training, and the effectiveness of these functions. The system should be as self-enforcing as possible. The following are criteria for establishing such a system: (a) schools and colleges must publish the standards and rules by which they operate; (b) an agency (perhaps the state licensing authority) should be set up to receive students' complaints; (c) the system should start quickly, although there will be a series of intermediate steps to make it more effective; (d) an effort should be made to develop the competencies and performance of those persons charged with operation, safeguarding, and improvement of the system; (e) by informing students of their rights and providing an agency to deal with complaints, students can act as monitors in the system; and (f) a center should be established to create a system which would be synergistic rather than fragmented. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Education Professions Development, Washington, DC.