ERIC Number: ED200720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Adult Learning and the American Worker. The Report of the National Panel on Worker Education and Training Policy.
National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.
This report examines the need for education and training during working life, the present structure of opportunity for it, and preferred directions for the future. In the introduction are addressed the relevance of adult education to work life and the advantages of concentrating on worker education. Focus of the next section is the effect of social and economic changes on the need for a growing structure of learning opportunities during working life. The final section discusses those elements in the already developed adult education experience that constitute bases for a larger structure of learning opportunity. These include (1) the 1970s' developments in postsecondary and other educational institutions, (2) the private sector tuition aid programs, (3) the links between industry training and economic growth, and (4) the emerging application of electronic and media technology. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Colleges, Communications, Continuing Education, Economic Change, Economic Progress, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Industrial Training, Labor Education, Lifelong Learning, Mass Media, Needs Assessment, Nonprofessional Personnel, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Social Change, Training Allowances, Tuition Grants
The National Institute for Work & Learning, Suite 301, 1211 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United States