ERIC Number: ED164288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of a Department of Education on Federal Science & Technology Activities.
Kidd, Charles V.
This report, developed by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), is intended to provide the Congress of the United States, during its deliberation on the creation of a new Department of Education, with a range of options for dealing with science and technology educational issues. It consists of two chapters. The first chapter includes potential long-term impacts, both positive and negative, of the proposed Department of Education on three key science and technology-related areas. These are the programs of the National Science Foundation's Science Education Directorate, general support programs for graduate science and engineering training across the country, and educational analysis and research which should be the responsibility of an appropriate Federal agency. Key criteria to be utilized in these evaluations are presented for the use of congressional committees. Specific options dealing with these science education activities are also presented. The second chapter presents an analysis of the effects of the establishment of the proposed Department of Education on science and technology activities of the federal government. An appendix including a bill to establish a Department of Education and for other purposes is also presented at the end of this publication. (HM)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Government Role, Higher Education, Legislation, Policy Formation, Science Education, Technology
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.