Lister Hill, federal aid to education, and Alabama politics
Carl Elliott, liberal politics, and the gospel of education
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Elliot Richardson, and the National Defense Education Act
Educators and NDEA : a mixed response, a missed opportunity, and an expanded agency
Scientists and NDEA : maintaining the momentum
NDEA, 1958 to 1965
NDEA in perspective.
An examination of the US National Defense Education Act of 1958, a piece of legislation that was designed to overcome a perceived failure in the US to produce enough qualified scientists, engineers and mathematicians to compete with the Soviet Union. Examines the assumptions of the key players and why they believed the act was needed. (source: Nielsen Book Data)