ERIC Number: ED381498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Multiple Teacher Training Programs: Information on Budgets, Services, and Target Groups. Fact Sheet for the Chairman, Budget Committee, House of Representatives.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
This study examined the total number of federally funded teacher training programs (excluding student loans and grants that could be used for teacher training), the budget obligations for teacher training programs, the number of teachers trained by these programs, and differences in services across the programs. The study found that in fiscal year 1993 the federal government funded at least 86 programs related to teacher training in 9 federal departments and agencies. Detailed questionnaire data were collected from 42 programs. The 42 programs whose primary focus was teacher training obligated $289 million for teacher training activities and trained over 1 million teachers. In fiscal year 1993, over 130 program officers were employed by the 9 federal agencies to oversee the teacher training programs. Although these 42 programs have some similarities, the purposes, the target groups, and the mix of services provided to teachers differ widely. Typically, these programs funded conferences, trainer salaries, travel, and materials. An appendix contains a copy of the questionnaire. (JDD)
Descriptors: Budgets, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Government Role, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Services, Teacher Education Programs
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free; additional copies $2 each; orders for 100 or more copies to be mailed to a single address are discounted 25%; check or money order should be made out to the Superintendent of Documents.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.