ERIC Number: ED327117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Toward the 21st Century: Preparing Strategic Thinkers in Graduate and Postgraduate Education.
Groff, Warren H.
The paper describes three programs designed to produce strategic thinkers capable of improving the quality of human services in a variety of areas (business, health care and human services, government, military, and industry). The programs are: (1) a doctoral program in children and youth studies; (2) a doctoral program specialty in vocational, technical, and occupational education; and (3) the postgraduate Snowmass Institutes on Strategic Planning and Management. Preceding the program descriptions is a review of data concerning what happens to students as they move through their required years of public schooling and into the workforce or pursue additional education. The data suggest a need for thinking strategically about education and training in an advanced technical society. It is concluded that graduate programs tend to prepare a specialist as a service provider or a manager of a relatively small unit or establishment, when what is actually needed in today's society is a generalist perspective which spans numerous disciplines and applies across several diverse establishments. Contains 20 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Strategic Thinking
Note: For related documents, see HE 024 149 and ED 319 882.