ERIC Number: ED215397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearing on National Institute of Education. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The testimony, prepared statements, letters, and reports included in this document were presented during and after hearings held June 18, 1981, on proposed reductions in the budget of the National Institute of Education (NIE). Professional educators, administrators, and teacher educators testified on NIE's current and future activities. Criticisms of NIE voiced at the hearing included the low quality of some NIE-supported research, NIE's use of a small number of educational research centers and laboratories, and an alleged tendency for NIE research to be aimed at teacher educators. Positive comments pointed to the usefulnesss of NIE research in a wide range of areas and the helpfulness of NIE's information dissemination activities, such as the ERIC system. Letters and supplementary materials submitted in response to the hearing contributed further to the discussion of criticisms of the NIE. A response by NIE acting diretor Milton Goldberg to questions from the subcommittee chairperson includes, among other items, descriptive lists of NIE's fiscal 1981 contract and grant awards and of NIE's 17 research centers and laboratories as well as a chart of the centers' fiscal 1981 funding from NIE and other sources. (RW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.