ERIC Number: ED132906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Report No. 94 of the Task Force on State, Institutional and Federal Responsibilities in Providing Postsecondary Educational Opportunity to Service Personnel. Final Report and Recommendations.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Military personnel are identified as a new clientele for postsecondary education. Educational opportunities for this group depend on close cooperation among diverse agencies within the military, state and federal government, and postsecondary education. This report explores in detail the nature of the issue and the types of coordination and cooperation needed among military and civilian authorities. The task force recommends several actions to enhance educational opportunities available to military personnel at civilian postsecondary institutions. They include: (1) a strong leadership role to be played by the states; (2) protecting program quality in cooperation with accrediting agencies; (3) firm commitment at the national level and the establishment of a national advisory council; (4) local cooperation; and (5) establishment of guiding principles regarding education for members of the armed forces; and (6) construction of a reliable data base on projected enrollments and costs as well as other planning information for voluntary education programs. (LBH)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Cooperative Planning, Costs, Databases, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Supply, Enrollment Projections, Federal Government, Government Role, Higher Education, Military Personnel, Postsecondary Education, State Government
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.