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The Teacher's Guide to the U.S. Department of Education - September 2000


An education clearinghouse is a "one-stop shop" that houses information on materials, programs, research and other resources helpful to educators. The content and services of individual education clearinghouses vary; however, most include access to databases, publications and newsletters, fact sheets, general assistance, and in some cases, curriculum materials. Clearinghouses that are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and that teachers find particularly interesting are described in the following pages.

ERIC Clearinghouses

The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), funded by the Office if Educational Research and Improvement, is a nationwide information network that acquires, catalogs, summarizes and provides access to extensive education information to all who are interested, including teachers, administrators, policy-makers, students and parents. The database and ERIC document collections are housed in about 3,000 locations worldwide, including most major public and university library systems. ERIC produces a variety of publications and provides extensive customer service, including "AskERIC", an Internet-based question-and-answer service. The e-mail address for AskERIC is askeric@ericir.syr.edu.

The ERIC system also includes 16 subject-specific clearinghouses which are listed below. The ERIC Processing and Reference facility and ACCESS ERIC answer questions about ERIC and directs people to the appropriate clearinghouse. For more information call ACCESS ERIC at 800-LET-ERIC (800-538-3742) or visit the Internet site mailto:accer@inet.ed.gov.

ERIC Clearinghouses on the Web

ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education
American Association of Colleges of
Teacher Education
1307 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005-4701
Web site: http://www.ericsp.org

ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and
1131 Shriver Laboratory (Building 075)
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
800-464-3742 (800-Go4-ERIC)
Fax: 301-405-8134
E-mail: feedback2@ericae.net
Web site: http://ericae.net

ERIC Clearinghouse on Education
1787 Agate Street
5207 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5207
Fax: 541-346-2334
Web site: http://eric.uoregon.edu

ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education
and Small Schools
Appalachian Education Laboratory
PO Box 1348
Charleston, WV 25325-1348
Shipping Address:
Appalachian Education Laboratory Inc.
1031 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301
Fax: 304-347-0487
TDD: 304-347-0448
E-mail: aelinfo@ael.org
Web site: http://www.ael.org/aelcntk.htm

ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 630
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-452-1844
E-mail: emiles@eric-he.edu
Web site: http://www.eriche.org/ericinfo/contact.html

ERIC Clearinghouse on Science, Math
and Environmental Education
Ohio State University
1929 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1080
Fax: 614-292-0263
E-mail: ericse@osu.edu
Web site: http://www.ericse.org/welcome.html

ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career
and Vocational Education
Center on Education and Training for Employment
The Ohio State University
1900 Kenny Road
Columbus OH 43210-1090
800-848-4815, ext. 2-7069
Fax: 614-292-1260
TTY/TDD: 614-688-8734
E-mail: ericacve@postbox.acs.ohio-state.edu
Web site: http://ericacve.org/

ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education
Institute for Urban and Minority Education
Box 40 Teachers College
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
Fax: 212-678-4012
Web site: http://eric-web.tc.columbia.edu/about.html

ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and
Early Childhood Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Children's Research Center
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-7469
800-583-4135 (voice/TTY)
Fax: 217-333-3767
E-mail: ericeece@uiuc.edu
Web site: http://ericeece.org/

ERIC Clearinghouse on Social
Studies/Social Science Education
2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120
Bloomington, IN 47408-2698
Fax: 812-855-0455
E-mail: ericso@indiana.edu
Web site: http://ericso.indiana.edu/

ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading
English, and Communication
Indiana University
Smith Research Center, Suite 140
Bloomington, IN 47408-2698
Fax: 812-856-5512
Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~eric_rec/

ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and
Student Services
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education
201 Ferguson Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6171
Fax: 336-334-4116
E-mail: ericcass@uncg.edu
Web site: http://ericcass.uncg.edu/

ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges
3051 Moore Hall, Box 951521
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
E-mail : ericcc@ucla.edu
Web site: http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/ERIC/eric.html

ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and
Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016-1859
Fax: 202-363-7204
E-mail: eric@cal.org
Web site: http://www.cal.org/ericcll

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and
Gifted Education
The Council for Exceptional Children
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
800-328-0272 (Voice/TTY)
E-mail: ericec@cec.sped.org
Web site: http://ericec.org/

ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and
Syracuse University
621 Skytop Road, Suite 160
Syracuse, NY 13244-5290
Fax: 315-443-5448
E-mail: eric@ericir.syr.edu
Web site: http://www.ericit.org/index.shtml

The National Clearinghouse on Professions
in Special Education

The National Clearinghouse on Professions in Special Education, funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, is designed to encourage students to seek careers in the various fields related to educating children and youth with disabilities and to help professional personnel seeking employment in these areas.

The clearinghouse collects and disseminates information on the current and future needs of special education and related services personnel. It also disseminates information on career opportunities in special education, networks among local and state agencies concerning positions and personnel, and provides information and technical assistance on standards for personnel preparation.

George E. Ayers, executive director
Council for Exceptional Children
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091

National Information Clearinghouse on
Children Who Are Deaf-Blind

The purpose of the National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind is to connect and broaden the existing technical assistance and dissemination activities.

John Reiman, director
Teaching Research Division
Western Oregon State College
345 North Monmouth Avenue
Monmouth, OR 97361

National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities

This clearinghouse, which is funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), is an information exchange service on education support resources, policies, procedures, adaptations and opportunities on university campuses, at vocational-technical schools, in adult education programs and in independent living centers.

The clearinghouse has targeted students with disabilities, along with their parents, advisers and advocates, for dissemination of its information.

Rhona C. Hartman, project director
American Council on Education
One Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036-1193
Fax: 202-833-4760
E-mail: HEATH@ace.nche.edu

National Information Center for Children
and Youth with Disabilities

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, funded by OSERS, provides free information and technical assistance to families, professionals, caregivers, advocates, agency staff and others who are helping children and youth with disabilities become participating members of the community. NICHCY offers databases, various publications, updated fact sheets, briefing papers and parents' guides.

Susan Elting, director
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
PO Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for
Mathematics and Science Education

OERI's Eisenhower national clearinghouse for mathematics and science (ENC) collects, catalogs and disseminates K-12 curriculum materials and resources in mathematics and science. The Eisenhower Clearinghouse publishes a catalog that is available through the toll-free number-800-362-4448-as well as on the Internet at http://www.enc.org. The clearinghouse provides teachers with many extra services, including a technical help desk and reference service, publications and 12 demonstration sites located throughout the nation. The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse collaborates with existing regional and national networks and coordinates its demonstration site activities with the Eisenhower Consortia.

Len Simutis, director
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
The Ohio State University
1929 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1079
800-621-5785 or 614-292-7784
Fax: 614-292-2066
E-mail: info@enc.
Web site: http://www.enc.org

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is a central source of information about alcohol and drugs. The clearinghouse offers publications, fact sheets, posters and videotapes. NCADI is cosponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
PO Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
800-SAY-NO-TO (800-729-6686)

National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education (NCBE)

The National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs, to provide practitioners with information on the education of limited English proficient students. The clearinghouse compiles information on materials, programs, research and other resources that can help educators meet the challenge posed by the complex and changing education needs of language minority students in U.S. schools.

The NCBE provides information through its online services, which include a Web site, a gopher, and a Listserv. These services provide access to information about materials, support services, funding opportunities and other resources related to the education of limited English proficient students. The clearinghouse maintains three searchable databases: the Bibliographic Database, the Resources Database, and the Publishers Database.

Joel Gomez, director
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education
George Washington University
1118 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Fax: 202-467-4830
E-mail: askncbe@ncbe.gwu.edu
Web site: http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu


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