ERIC Number: ED226153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Economic Development and Productivity: A Potpourri of Thoughts, Concerns, Facts, and Projections. Productivity Primer. Book 4. Special Publication Series No. 35.
Newton, Mark, Comp.
One of a series of productivity primers examining the interrelationship among vocational education, productivity, and economic development, this volume consists of a series of 31 quotations by individuals and organizations pertaining to the major issues and concerns involved in the present and future content of vocational education as a major force in increasing economic development and productivity. While the pages of this document can easily serve as masters for overhead transparencies for use in mediated instruction, the publication can also serve as a quick briefing tool to familiarize the reader with some of the important issues confronting vocational educators as they attempt to aid in America's economic development. Among the topics addressed in the individual quotations are the following: key factors associated with productivity, factors of generic importance to a nation's performance, the decline of the productivity growth rate in the United States, possible reasons for current economic problems, labor as a form of capital, major factors for change in vocational education, changing demographics, industrial renewal and vocational education, shifts in our approach to employment policy, a structured productivity program, the need for increased cooperation, and the emergence of leadership from new alliances between education and business. (MN)
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Human Resources, Labor Force, Labor Force Development, Position Papers, Productivity, Public Policy, School Role, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, Box F, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (General Introduction and Books 1-5--Order No. SN35, $25.00; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 214 577 and CE 034 957-961.