ERIC Number: ED115199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Federal Policy and Graduate Education.
What role should the federal government play in support of graduate education? Based on the principles that: (1) American graduate education and research establishment is a national resource; (2) the market for highly trained manpower is national; (3) the federal government itself employs the service of many highly trained personnel; (4) it is in the national interest for the federal government to stimulate response to changing manpower and knowledge needs; (5) the federal government can encourage students to enter less lucrative careers that are in the national interest; (6) governemnt decisions have a far-reaching impact on both the supply and/or demand for knowledge and manpower; (7) knowledge is part of the public domain; (8) the federal government can best redress social disadvantages resulting from disparities of race, income, ethnic origin, or sex, it follows that the federal government has two primary responsibilities with respect to graduate education: (1) to assure availability of sufficient manpower and knowledge to meet specific areas of national need; and (2) to assure that an optimum pool of qualified talent exists in all areas of knowledge essential to the long-term cultural and practical requirements of the nation. Federal policy must recognize the necessity of providing a consistent and reliable level of support so that universities will be able to plan and effectively administer their programs. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Interagency Committee on Education, Washington, DC.