ERIC Number: ED026485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Manpower Research.
Palomba, Neil A., Ed.; Jakubauskas, Edward B., Ed.
To promote better quality research, application of research to action programs, and effective instruction in colleges and universities, a manpower research institute was held at Iowa State University, June 12-16, 1967. Major papers relating to research programs covered: (1) an interdisciplinary approach, (2) the U.S. Department of Labor programs, (3) the U.S. Office of Education programs, (4) programs in the hard-core ghetto, and (5) health programs. Speeches related to regional and area development covered: (1) multi-county functional economic areas, (2) program planning, (3) area vocational schools and community colleges, and (4) state research coordinating units. Topics related to psychological research were: (1) psychological theory and manpower, (2) psychological determinants of occupations, (3) organizational theory and manpower withdrawal, and (4) experimentation in organizational behavior. Discussion of sociological and anthropological research included: (1) changing conceptions of work, (2) the older citizen, and (3) the office as a new type of mass production factory. Methodology and research trend topics included: (1) using computers in searching for jobs and employees, (2) population surveys, (3) allied health manpower, and (4) research needs. Manpower research fellowships were awarded to 29 full-time college and university professors. (DM)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Economic Development, Economic Research, Institutes (Training Programs), Interdisciplinary Approach, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Psychological Characteristics, Research Coordinating Units, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Projects, Research Utilization, Social Characteristics, Speeches, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Industrial Relations Center.
Identifiers: Iowa; Iowa (Ames); Summer Manpower Research Institute