ERIC Number: ED226489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Adequate Education: Issues in Its Definition and Implementation. School Finance Project, Working Papers.
Tron, Esther, Ed.
Section 1203 of the Education Amendments of 1978 mandated the undertaking of studies concerning the adequate financing of elementary and secondary education in the 1980s. Created to carry out this mandate, the School Finance Project established as one of its goals reporting to Congress on issues implicit in funding educational adequacy. Several educational authorities were asked to develop alternative definitions of educational adequacy that could be applied when assessing the adequacy of educational finance. The educational needs of regular school pupils, pupils with special needs, and preschool pupils were to be considered. The aspects of educational adequacy to be explored included the philosophical considerations implicit in definitions, the political feasibility of adopting measures of adequacy, the technical problems associated with implementing a program of educational adequacy, and the prospects for achieving adequate educational financing in the coming decade. This document presents 15 of the resulting 16 reports (the 16th published separately), written from the points of view of several educational specialties: the economics of education, law and education, educational administration, education and politics, learning and measurement, the philosophy of education, anthropology and education, and the history of education. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.