ERIC Number: ED309203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-29
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on Center for Effective Schooling of Disadvantaged Students. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The oral testimony and prepared statements of educational researchers and practitioners comprise this record of a hearing on the proposed national research and development center for the effective education of disadvantaged youth. Committee members expressed concern about Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) accountability in funding and review processes for the proposed center. The failure of OERI administrators to testify was noted. The idea of "learning grant colleges," based on the agricultural extension programs of land grant institutions, was forwarded as a delivery system for research, development, and dissemination. Testimony suggested that the plan for the proposed center reflected too little commitment to the educational needs of the disadvantaged and too little input from advocates and knowledgeable persons. Argument was made for distribution of funding among existing centers, and systemic responses to developmental needs of the disadvantaged. Commitment to the premise that all children can learn was advanced as a critical step in the process. The following issues were seen to require careful consideration: (1) student role ascription; (2) collaboration; (3) governance; (4) grant awarding; (5) funding; (6) dissemination; and (7) systematic equity. A key role for educational technology in disadvantaged education was urged. Increased academic involvement and decreased partisan interference in education were recommended. (AF)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Extension Education, Hearings, High Risk Students, Inner City, Program Evaluation, Public Education, Research and Development Centers, School Effectiveness
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.