ERIC Number: ED412207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Achieving the Goals. Goal 4: Teacher Education and Professional Development.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Goal 4 of the National Education Goals envisions that teachers will have access to programs for the continued improvement of their professional skills. This book examines what federal agencies are doing to enhance teacher preparation, presents information on career-long development, and offers program descriptions and contact names. The first section of the book introduces the subjects of professional development and federal assistance and describes formula and discretionary grant programs. The second section, which comprises most of the book, provides information on programs administered by the U.S. Departments of Education, Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, the Interior, Justice, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs, and by independent agencies (Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution). Nine appendices list additional sources of assistance; Appendix 10 provides a report of the Goal 4 Resource Group. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Teacher Improvement, Teachers
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000