ERIC Number: ED398444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
The Harassed Staffer's Reality Check. Proceedings of a Symposium (Washington, D.C., June 25-26, 1995).
Pines, Marion; And Others
These proceedings contain papers from a symposium during which 33 practitioners from the fields of education and employment policy formation met to discuss the following topics: the political reality of a Republican majority in Congress and the trend toward increased reliance on block grants as a method of awarding federal funding; the economic realities of growing wage and income disparities; and program implementation under two major scenarios presented in the Gooding (House) and Kassebaum (Senate) bills regarding reforming the education, employment, and rehabilitation systems. The proceedings consist of the following: six papers; an edited summary of the panel and conference discussion in which seven state and local practitioners and seven Congressional respondents took part; and a list of symposium participants. The following papers are included: "Introduction" (Marion Pines); "Toward a Workforce Development Reality Check" (Garth Mangum, Stephen Mangum); "Block Grants--Key to the 'New(t) Federalism'" (Richard P. Nathan); "Guiding Principles for National Employment and Training Reform" (Andrew Sum, Paul Harrington); "Panel and Conference Discussion"; and "Conclusions" (Marion Pines). (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Block Grants, Economic Climate, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Job Training, National Programs, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Political Parties, Political Power, Politics of Education, School Community Relationship, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Council on Employment Policy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Sar Levitan Center for Social Policy Studies.