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ERIC Number: ED245088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Education for California's Changing Economy. Observations and Suggestions from Nineteen Leaders of California Government, Business, and Education. Commission Report 83-35.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
These statements by 19 of California's government, business, and educational leaders address the need to adapt California's schools and colleges to the rapid changes occurring in the State's economy and society. They have a common theme: government, business, and educational initiative and cooperation are needed if California is to retain its economic strength and assure its citizens' economic well-being. Ideas for consideration from these statements include the following: expanding economic and job opportunities depends on continued leadership in high technology markets, industries, and innovations; school reform is needed; a strategic plan for economic and educational policies must be developed; marketing the State requires a partnership of business, government, labor, and education; caution is needed regarding optimistic views of the impact of high technology on the labor force; concentration on high technology is taking away attention and resources from basic industries; California's economy depends on well-educated citizens with particular expertise in high technology; collaboration between universities and corporations in basic research can be to the advantage of each and to the State's and country's economic benefit; and the government should make a strong commitment to public education. Thirty-four strategies for increasing high-technology manpower in the West are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Cooperation, Economic Change, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Employment Opportunities, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Labor Market, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Change, Statewide Planning, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Note: Original versions of these papers were presented at the Conference of the Western Interstate Commission of the Higher Education Technical Manpower Council (Sacramento,CA, May 3, 1983).