FG 159 (National Advisory Council on Education Professions Development) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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  • Linear measurement of materials:   5 in.
  • Number of pages:   1,233
Organizational Note

The National Advisory Council on Education Professions Development (NAS/EPD) was established June 29, 1967, by P. L. 89-329, the Higher Education Act of 1965. P. L. 90-35 merged the functions of the Advisory Council on Quality Teacher Preparation with the National Advisory Council on Education Professions Development. The Council is a public advisory council of the Office of Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The Council was terminated September 30, 1976.

The Council advises the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and the Commissioner of Education with respect to policy matters arising in the administration of Title V of the Higher Education Act and any other matters relating to the purposes of this title. The Council reviewed educational personnel and evaluated their effectiveness in meeting needs for additional educational personnel and in achieving improved quality in training programs as evidenced in the competency of the persons receiving such training when entering positions in the field of education.

The Council consists of nine members appointed by the President for overlapping terms of three years. The Council included persons broadly representative of the field of education, the arts, the sciences, the humanities and of the general public; a majority of the members were engaged in teaching or in the education of teachers.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, orders and annual reports. Primary correspondents include the President, Daniel P. Moynihan, James Cavanaugh, Fred Malek, Daniel T. Kingsley, Alexander Haig, Robert Finch, Charles B. Wilkinson, Dwight Chapin, and William Timmons. There is correspondence with Laurence D. Haskew and Mary W. Rieke, Chairman of the National Advisory Council.

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