ERIC Number: ED234728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-23
Reference Count: N/A
Funding of Regional Laboratories: Issued for the National Study Group on Regional Laboratories.
Background information and an analysis of issues involved in the funding of a network of new regional educational laboratories are presented. The new laboratories are to be established through a 1984 competition administered by the National Institute of Education (NIE). The information is designed to assist the Study Group on Regional Laboratories to advise the NIE Director on the following decisions: (1) overall assumptions about the numbers of laboratories and budget for the laboratory program; (2) alternative means of allocating resources to individual laboratories, including the duration and stability of support, and policy for funding new institutions; and (3) alternative policies concerning matching or cost-sharing requirements for laboratory funding. After summarizing the history of funding for laboratories, an overview is presented of the current NIE policy, procedures, and levels of funding for the existing laboratories. More detailed attention is directed to analyses of issues and options based on the list of the pending decisions. The following three alternative approaches to funding laboratories are covered: the formula approach, the competitive approach, and mixed models. A budget summary of laboratories and research and development centers is included. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.