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Orphan, Cecilia M.; Laderman, Sophia; Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely – Review of Higher Education, 2021
This multiple-site case study of 24 intermediary organizations (IOs) engaged in postsecondary public policy examined how they identify policy issues and move issues, problems, and solutions onto the higher education policy agenda. Specifically, this study used agenda-setting theory to examine how IOs construct higher education policy issues,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Agenda Setting, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Roumell, Elizabeth Anne; Salajan, Florin D.; Todoran, Corina – Educational Policy, 2020
In the United States, adult and workforce education (AE) seems to be located, simultaneously, both everywhere and nowhere in particular. Ongoing shifts in national economic demands and changes in requirements for training and education have brought learning in the adult years into the federal public policy arena. Sometimes referred to as lifelong…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Adult Education, Educational History, Policy Formation
Bitar, Jinann – Liberal Education, 2020
Higher education is a critical tool for social mobility, but today, students and their families face significant challenges. It is against this backdrop that the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) convened the Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes. This group has identified several areas of federal policy ripe for reform that…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educational Change, Paying for College, Political Attitudes
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Gándara, Denisa; Jones, Sosanya – Review of Higher Education, 2020
This study examines policy discourse surrounding a policy process to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the most significant federal policy concerning higher education, a decade following the previous reauthorization. Guided by the theory of social construction and policy design, we draw on data from 14 hours of deliberation in a congressional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Policy Formation
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Capt, Robin L. – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2013
The original goal of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the amendments to that act in 1972, and reauthorizations through 1998 was to increase accessibility of higher education to all. Initially these system-level efforts substantially enhanced equity, but recent enrollment trends raise the question: Is our system becoming more or less equitable? By…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Student Financial Aid
Leigh, Rachel A. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this descriptive case study was to trace the policy production process of a state agency, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Commission), to its function today. This case study relied on a review of federal and state statutes, a news article search, biennium reports of the Commission, and information obtained from the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs, Educational Change
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Washington, DC. – 1996
This paper requests comments by January 21, 1997 concerning a new application process for students applying for federal financial aid and a listing of need analysis issues concerning student aid to be considered as part of the reauthorization process for the Higher Education Act. Several possible viewpoints concerning need analysis and delivery…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Legislation, Eligibility, Federal Aid
National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, Rockville, MD. – 1999
This document presents the findings of the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice regarding the role, education, and supply of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs). The first section of the report examines the following eight background issues: (1) early development of the CNS; (2) current CNS supply; (3) roles and impact of the…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Advisory Committees, Conventional Instruction, Curriculum
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Washington, DC. – 1991
This paper offers information and analysis of the direct lending portion of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The direct lending proposal is described in an opening letter to the reader as a provision that would make the Pell Grant Program an entitlement and raise the maximum award to $4,500 with provisions that would…
Descriptors: Banking, Educational Finance, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC. – 1990
This paper identifies issues that underlie student financing of education in the health professions in terms of the interrelationships and interactions between financial aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act and Titles VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act. Section 1 provides background to the issues by describing…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Allied Health Occupations, Delivery Systems, Economically Disadvantaged
Rhind, Constance; And Others – 1992
This Congressionally requested memorandum compares the Pell Grant provisions contained in the recent new versions proposed by the Senate and House with the current program. The first section describes the program, pointing out that students' eligibility for Pell Grants and the size of their awards depend on three factors: the amount they and their…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Economically Disadvantaged, Eligibility, Federal Legislation
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. – 1986
This compilation is intended to assist the general public in gaining a further understanding of the work of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources to provide legislative assistance to Americans who are economically disadvantaged or structurally unemployed. The texts of the following pieces of federal legislation are included: the Job Training…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Dislocated Workers, Economically Disadvantaged
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor. – 1986
Hearings on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act that were held in Burlington, Vermont, in 1986 are presented. Included is Vermont's unified position concerning the relative merits of House and Senate versions of the Higher Education Act. In Vermont, a special committee composed of representatives from all sectors of higher education…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Budgets, College Students, Credit (Finance)
Graham, Hugh Davis – 1981
The Great Society's secret task forces created by Lyndon Johnson, particularly in the case-study area of federal education policy, show the use and misuse of the task force device. Modern use of it began with John F. Kennedy. Although he used the task force device effectively sometimes, he did not use it effectively in his educational programs in…
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Educational History, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation
National Advisory Council on Extension and Continuing Education, Washington, DC. – 1977
This report of the activities of the National Advisory Council on Extension and Continuing Education during 1976 focuses on current information about (1) the nature and extent of the need for federal continuing education programs; (2) the appropriateness of the existing responses in light of the needs identified; and (3) the Council's…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advisory Committees, Community Involvement, Community Programs
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