Contracts for 16 ERIC Centers Set

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Washington--The Education Department last week announced the recipients of contracts to operate the 16 clearinghouses of the Educational Resources Information Center system.

The clearinghouses are the major components of the eric system, whose regional offices are each responsible for collecting and disseminating information about a particular subject area.

Thirteen of the five-year awards are renewals of previous contracts. Three institutions outbid longtime contractors. (See Education Week, Jan. 13, 1988.)

Following is a list of the clearinghouses, the institutions chosen to operate them, and their awards for the first year.

An asterisk before the name of the4institution denotes that this is a new eric contract.

Junior Colleges University of California at Los Angeles: $262,439

Higher Education George Washington University: $371,038

Languages and Linguistics Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, D.C.: $285,260.

Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation

  • American Institutes for Research, Washington, D.C.: $269,959

Teacher Education American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, D.C.: $293,919

Reading and Communication Skills

  • Indiana University: $351,062

Social Studies/Social Science Education Indiana University: $341,443

Elementary and Early-Childhood Education University of Illinois: $286,218

Counseling and Personnel Services University of Michigan: $266,640

Information Resources Syracuse University: $298,283

Urban Education Teachers College, Columbia University: $262,619

Adult, Career, and Vocational Education Ohio State University: $363,952

Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education Ohio State University: $315,255

Educational Management University of Oregon: $265,774

Handicapped and Gifted Children Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, Va.: $461,161

Rural Education and Small Schools

  • Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Charleston, W.Va.: $269,196

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