ERIC Number: ED252651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Credentials in Employment: Learning in the Workplace.
Malizio, Andrew G.; And Others
This document consists of four papers that were read as a joint presentation on learning in the workplace and credentials in employment. Reported in the first paper, "Educational Credentials in Employment: A Nationwide Survey" by Andrew G. Malizio and Douglas R. Whitney, are the results of a survey in which 1,500 members of the American Society for Personnel Administration were asked to indicate their company's emphasis on educational credentials in its employment practices and to rate the importance of various skills and attitudes for employees in jobs requiring not more than a high school diploma or equivalency credential. The survey instrument is appended. The next report, by Sylvia W. Galloway, is a program description and analysis entitled "The Program on Noncollegiate-Sponsored Instruction of the American Council on Education." In the next report, "Implications for Registrars and Admissions Officers in Awarding Credit for Learning Acquired in the Workplace," Elbert W. Ockerman discusses various sources of extra-institutional learning, their built-in levels of quality assurance, and the development of institutional policies regarding their acceptance. The final paper, "Employer Requirements for Today's Work Force" by Dennis M. Benson, discusses both the increased need for more educated workers that has occurred because of rapid technological advancement and also the specialized training programs that employers have had to develop to meet this need. (MN)
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, Adult Education, College Credits, Credentials, Educational Attitudes, Educational Certificates, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Experiential Learning, Influences, Lifelong Learning, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Questionnaires, Registrars (School), Student Certification
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Council on Education; Impact Studies
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Education Conference (Louisville, KY, November 6-10, 1984).