ERIC Number: ED136005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov-22
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Consumers' Education Applications and Funded Projects, Fiscal Year 1976. Technical Report No. 1.
Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.
The Office of Consumers' Education's examination of 839 grant applications to gather factual information and to assess national interests, competencies, and talents in relation to potential to meet legislative requirements for consumer education programs are described. The introductory section provides a legislative history of the Office and notes that it is authorized to expend monies to carry out special projects designed to (1) experiment with new educational and administrative methods, techniques, and practices, (2) place emphasis on national education priorities, and (3) meet special or unique educational needs or problems. Part I gives a description of the 839 applications according to geographic distribution, types of agencies, State education agencies, local education agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public or private non-profit agencies. It is noted that all proposals were checked on these three areas: The inclusion of several types of activities (community programs, materials development, curriculum development, evaluation techniques, establishing a resource center, and training of educators or non-educators), the extent to which special needs populations were considered, and subject matter levels (three)--major thrust of the work proposed, categories of subject matter interest, and specific topics. Part II discusses characteristics of the 66 programs recommended for funding, emphasizing the various aspects of special needs populations in relation to the funded programs. (SH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.