ERIC Number: ED342304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
National Security Education Act of 1991: Summary and Analysis. CRS Report for Congress.
Riddle, Wayne Clifton
This report analyzes and summarizes the National Security Education Act of 1991 (NSEA) which authorizes a new program of aid for foreign language and area studies. The report discusses the legislation's aim to increase future national security through enhanced foreign language abilities and knowledge of other countries, the NSEA's authorized activities (scholarships, grants to institutions, and fellowships to graduate students), the program structure and administration including Department of Defense responsibility, program funding, service requirements (recipients of graduate fellowships or undergraduate scholarships must serve at least one year as a federal employee or as a teacher), eligibility, and application information. The report also discusses two issues that arose regarding NSEA during its congressional consideration and initial implementation: the relationship of this program to previously established international and exchange programs and questions of its relationship to federal intelligence agencies. The analysis found that this program fills an existing need in the international undergraduate educational exchange, that there may be some overlap with other federal programs for graduate fellowships, and that there are several solutions to problems of this program's relationship to intelligence agencies. Seven references are included. (JB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Colleges, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Fellowships, Financial Support, Graduate Study, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, National Security, Program Administration, Scholarships, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Undergraduate Study, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.