ERIC Number: ED317736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Education Programs in the Department of Defense.
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Personnel (DOD), Washington, DC.
A guide to an extensive range of education programs offered by the Department of Defense is presented. K-12 school systems overseas and in the United States make it possible for children to attend school around the world. Voluntary Education programs generate nearly 700,000 undergraduate and graduate-level college enrollments by military services members taking courses on their own time. Through an extensive network of institutions, classroom education is delivered to more than 475 installations around the world. The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program allows members to earn college credits for college-level learning that takes place outside the classroom. High school completion programs, functional/basic skills, English as a second language, and vocational/professional certification examinations are provided. The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program of Army, Navy, and Air Force units at over 500 public and private colleges and universities produces a majority of the commissioned officers for the military services. The Military Service Academies offer 4-year college programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. The Professional Development Education program includes study at civilian and military institutions for senior enlisted members and officers encompassing broad professional goals in such areas as military science, engineering, health sciences, and management. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Certification, Dependents Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Higher Education, Medical Education, Military Personnel, Military Schools, Military Science, Military Service, Military Training, Nontraditional Education, Officer Personnel, Professional Development, Professional Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Personnel (DOD), Washington, DC.