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ERIC Number: ED013414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 21
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THE CASE FOR EMPLOYEE EDUCATION.
DUBOIS, EDWARD A.C.
BUSINESS HAS A MORAL RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR ITS EMPLOYEES SINCE IT PROFITS FROM THE FACT THAT AMERICA HAS BECOME AN EDUCATION STATE, WITH THE INCREASED EDUCATION OF THE LABOR FORCE ACCOUNTING FOR 23 PERCENT OF ECONOMIC GROWTH BETWEEN 1929 AND 1957, AND SINCE BUSINESS ITSELF HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE CRISIS IN EDUCATION BY INSISTING ON A COLLEGE DEGREE. IN ADDITION TO FORMAL TRAINING PROGRAMS, COMPANIES SHOULD PROVIDE GENERAL EDUCATION TO SATISFY THE EMPLOYEES' NEED FOR SELF-ACTUALIZATION. THE PROGRAMS MAY BE CONDUCTED IN THE PLANT OR PROVIDED BY A COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, BUT THEY SHOULD BE AT LEAST PARTLY ON EMPLOYER TIME AND AT LEAST PARTLY FINANCED BY THE COMPANY. THE COST TO BUSINESS OF LABOR TURNOVER IS NOT PRECISELY EVALUATED BUT IT IS A SOURCE OF ANXIETY. THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT THE NEED FOR SELF-ACTUALIZATION, RATHER THAN ANY LOWER-LEVEL NEED SUCH AS HIGHER PAY, IS A CONTROLLING REASON FOR TURNOVER. IT MAY BE THAT A COMPANY MAY SPEND AT LEAST AS MUCH ON UNNECESSARY TURNOVER AS IT MIGHT SPEND ON A PROGRAM OF EMPLOYEE EDUCATION TENDING TO PREVENT TURNOVER, WITH ITS ATTENDANT RECRUITMENT COSTS. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE, FOR $3.00, FROM THE AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, 135 WEST 50TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY 10020. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: American Management Association, New York, NY.
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