ERIC Number: ED057253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Career Opportunities for Associate Professional Manpower.
Matthews, Howard A.
The demand for the associate professional is creating new jobs, providing services, and making greater use of manpower. This demand began in 1956 when the number of white collar workers outnumbered the blue collar workers in the United States. The post-industrial worker is a "knowledge worker," who expresses dissatisfaction with his job because individual performance is not given enough consideration. The force of the non-profit sector of society on the economy has been overlooked, although the steady use of urbanization has greatly increased the need for community services. One important factor on which mid-level scientific, technical and professional personnel will depend is reasonable and accurate occupational forecasting data. Other factors that reduce our capacity to meet the needs of associate professionals are social and cultural attitudes, resistance by professionals, and union, seniority, and bargaining unit constraints. Although many factors work against job restructuring, the benefits of restructuring are evident in increased employee satisfaction. The formal education system needs to be changed to meet the needs of people who for livelihood and for personal growth and fulfillment must engage in a lifetime of learning. The concept of education should be changed to include society as an education system. (GEB)
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Sponsor: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Directorate for Scientific Affairs.
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Identifiers: Post Industrial Society
Note: Proceedings of the Intergovernmental Conference on the Utilisation of Highly Qualified Personnel (Venice, Italy, Oct. 25-27, 1971)