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ERIC Number: ED307783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
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Current Federal Education Policy regarding the Academically Talented in Mathematics, Science and Technology and Discussant Reactions.
Stewart, Krista J.
This conference paper describes trends in federal policy for education of the academically talented in mathematics, science, and technology. Education legislation considered by the 100th Congress has stressed the themes of creating "equity" and "access." The greatest emphasis has been put on education of the gifted and talented. Proposed legislation includes the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Children and Youth Education Act, Chapter 2 Block Grants, and gifted/talented education for such special groups as American Indians and Native Hawaiians. Legislation for education in mathematics, science, and technology involves Title II of the Education for Economic Security Act; Partnerships in Education for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering; the Star Schools Program Assistance Act; Magnet Schools Assistance Act; Programs for Computer-Based Instruction; and Tests of Academic Excellence. A table presents authorization and appropriation information on programs receiving federal support. The influence of the Executive Branch of the federal government has been felt in the consolidation of categorical programs into state block grants. Thomas Berger's reaction to the paper outlines several recommendations involving federal intrusion, federal monies, textbook quality, teacher subject knowledge, etc. George Tressel's reaction comments on critical self-evaluation, flow patterns through the educational system, and curriculum concerns. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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