ERIC Number: ED265072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul-25
Reference Count: N/A
American Defense Education Act. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session on S. 177 to Authorize a National Program of Improving the Quality of Education.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Testimony and/or prepared statements are provided in these hearings which focused on the American Defense Education Act (ADEA). Individuals participating in the hearings included: Mark Andrew; Christopher J. Dodd; Mary H. Futrell; Gary Hart; Patrick Leahy; Richard Long; Peg Portscheller; and Naida Townsend. Under ADEA, local school districts develop and implement programs in elementary and secondary schools to improve instruction and student achievement in mathematics, science, foreign languages, communications skills, and technology. In addition, the bill: (1) encourages institutions of higher education to coordinate efforts with local school districts for the training and retraining of teachers through workshops, summer institutes, and in-service training; (2) authorizes funds to support research and development in effective teaching and learning techniques in mathematics, science, foreign languages, and technological training; (3) encourages excellence in education by providing local school districts with incentives to develop quality education programs; and (4) encourages partnerships between the federal government and local school districts in initiating programs between parents, teachers, and business leaders in establishing procedures for program evaluation, and between institutions of higher education and local school districts in developing teacher training programs. (JN)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Program Development, Program Improvement, Science Education, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education, Technical Education
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.