ERIC Number: ED233611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education and the Labour Market. SRHE Monograph 43.
Lindley, Robert M., Ed.; And Others
This publication is the first from the Leverhulme program of study, which focused on the major strategic options likely to be available to higher education institutions and policy-making bodies in the 1980s and 1990s. It resulted from a specialist seminar on higher education and the labor market. The chapters are: "Employers' Perceptions of Demand" (Laurence C. Hunter); "Technological Manpower" (Derek L. Bosworth); "Response to Change in the United States" (Richard B. Freeman); "Higher Education Policy" (Maurice Peston); and "The Challenge of Market Imperatives" (Robert M. Lindley). Lindley notes that the British higher education system has never come to grips with the role it might play in economic development and examines some areas of need and improvement: the search for more students; the need to get the labor market more involved in the environment of higher education and to get education to respond to market need with qualified persons; the role of higher education in the screening and credentialism process; to encourage industry's role in funding and organizing higher education; and stabilizing the labor market environment. It is concluded that labor market issues have to be handled at a more sophisticated level than the debate about manpower alone. (LC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Patterns, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Human Resources, Industry, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Recruitment, School Business Relationship
Society for Research into Higher Education, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH England.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers: Manpower Planning
Note: Papers from a seminar of the Leverhulme Programme of Study into the Future of Higher Education (May 1981).