ERIC Number: ED235836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Careers in an Information Society. Education for the Future: Proceedings of the Bradford Conference (Bradford, England, July 1981).
Wheelock, Verner, Ed.
This report presents keynote papers and summaries of panel discussions from a conference dealing with such issues as future career patterns in the United Kingdom (UK), the impact of microelectronic technology on the workforce, and the role of education in preparing persons for careers in an information society. Verner Wheelock describes the growth of the information sector; the significance of microelectronics technology in manufacturing, conservation of energy and resources, office work, and decision support systems; and the implications of information technology in terms of employment. The text of a brief address from Kenneth Baker, the Minister of State of Industry and Information Technology, is followed by a review by Alastair Evans of changing employment patterns, such as the growth in the number of working women, and the effect of microelectronics on the unemployment level. John Anderson then describes the role of the Microelectronic Education Programme of the Department of Education and Science, and the impact of microelectronic technology on home and working life and on education. Panel reports cover the future development of careers guidance services, the impact of computers on careers education and guidance provision, the impact of new technology on work itself, education and career choice, careers and the media, and the generation of employment. (ESR)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Education Work Relationship, Electronic Equipment, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Employment Projections, Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Technological Advancement, Unemployment, Unions
University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK BD& 1DP ($6.00 includes postage and handling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: Bradford Univ. (England).
Identifiers: Information Society; Information Technology; Microelectronics; United Kingdom