National Defense Education Act


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National Defense Education Act

(NDEA), federal legislation passed in 1958 providing aid to education in the United States at all levels, public and private. NDEA was instituted primarily to stimulate the advancement of education in science, mathematics, and modern foreign languages; but it has also provided aid in other areas, including technical education, area studies, geography, English as a second language, counseling and guidance, school libraries and librarianship, and educational media centers. The act provides institutions of higher education with 90% of capital funds for low-interest loans to students. NDEA also gives federal support for improvement and change in elementary and secondary education. The act contains statutory prohibitions of federal direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution.
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His tightly focused, rigorously documented, and well-written narrative focuses on key actors and organizations, their goals, motivations, and objectives when sponsoring and securing passage of the National Defense Education Act.
One could couch the authors' suggestion for a revival of the earlier National Defense Education Act as a way to produce the science warriors needed for the post-9/l1 world.
Enter the 1958 National Defense Education Act (NDEA), whose goal was to bring "American education to levels consistent with the needs of our society.
Kennedy settled a steel strike because steel production was essential to weapons production, Dwight Eisenhower pushed through federal funding of education in the post-Sputnik National Defense Education Act, and so on.
Congress quickly passed the National Defense Education Act, which gave schools more money for math and science programs.
Major reform efforts, such as the National Defense Education Act of 1958 (NDEA), defined education system goals primarily in terms of Cold War strategy, largely ignoring community building and the promotion of social equity through education.
He speeded up the ICBM program, set up the office of presidential adviser on science and technology, supported legislation creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and reluctantly signed a National Defense Education Act that was broader than he wanted.
The authors have established a data base of Danforth, Woodrow Wilson, Whiting, and National Defense Education Act (NDEA) fellows, and by matching this with the Doctorate Record File have computed the actual Ph.
Eisenhower, who returned the Presidency to the GOP after a 20-year exile, championed and signed the National Defense Education Act.
He did graduate work in economics, paid for by a National Defense Education Act fellowship, and started his teaching career at Texas A & M, a Federal land-grant university.
The launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik and subsequent passage of the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) is a central example of "a revival of concern .

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