ERIC Number: ED246902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Information Economy: What's an Educator to Do?
Levinson, Cynthia Y.
In order to learn more about the problems of educating students to adequately prepare them for jobs in today's information economy, leaders in education, government, business, and civic organizations met in June 1983 at the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) in Austin, Texas. The symposium participants came from and research focused on the six states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. As a result of the presentation of research and trends and the discussions following the presentations, the participants suggested the following recommendations for the future: (1) conducting research on the effects of regulation and deregulation of information technology policy on education; (2) consideration by state and federal policymakers of the needs of education during the development of information and communications policy; (3) equitable allocation of resources, including equipment, materials, and assistance; (4) development of curricula promoting skill in communication, synthesis, and quantification; and (5) decisionmaking by representatives of industry, community groups, and pre- and post-secondary educators regarding the responsibility of each segment in the general education and career training of youth. It is concluded that a multi-pronged approach must be taken to ensure that the needs of learners in the current information economy are met. (DMC)
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Educational Responsibility, Educational Trends, Emerging Occupations, Equal Education, Futures (of Society), Government School Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Economy; Information Policy; Southwest Educational Development Laboratory