ERIC Number: ED173498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
1979 Special Report on the NIE Compensatory Education Study.
National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children, Washington, DC.
This document examines the National Institute of Education's (NIE) Final Report on its study of compensatory education. Objectives of the NIE study and strategies used by NIE to accomplish these objectives are summarized. The five main chapters of the Final Report dealing respectively with demonstration studies, teacher training, the Instructional Dimensions follow-up, Title I parent advisory councils, and the local administration of Title I are reviewed. The Report is criticized for not acknowledging the National Advisory Council (NAC) role in the study and for its omission of information about nonpublic school participation in Title I programs. Criticism is also expressed over the lack of information in the NIE report concerning specific approaches for improving the effectiveness of compensatory education programs. This criticism is used as the basis for presenting the NAC's recommendations regarding Title I programs in the following areas: (l) future NIE studies; (2) educational research; (3) information utilization and dissemination; (4) program evaluations; (5) summer school programs; (6) secondary schools; (7) alternative schools; (8) nonpublic schools; (9) parent participation; and (10) program administration and funding. These recommendations include specific suggestions for making each of these areas more responsive to the needs of educationally disadvantaged children. (EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I