ERIC Number: ED327124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education and American Competitiveness. Working Paper.
Lynton, Ernest A.
This working paper reflects the conviction that three areas of change are needed if America's higher education system as a whole is to make optimal contributions to the economic health of the country; it is based on the premise that at this time higher education is far from fully contributing to the economic well-being of the United States. The three areas are: (1) enhancing the transfer of knowledge from creation to application and utilization; (2) providing, both in terms of quality and content, the kind of education which prepares individuals to be competent and effective in their chosen occupation or profession; and (3) offering opportunities for life-long education to ensure the maintenance of professional competencies in a time of accelerating change. Main topic headings include: higher education and the economy; industrial extension--bringing innovation to the users; a new look at education for competence; maintaining the competency of practitioners; and the federal role. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Competency Based Education, Competition, Continuing Education, Economic Progress, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Industrial Education, Technology Transfer
National Center on Education and the Economy, 39 State Street, Suite 500, Rochester, NY 14614 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Education and the Economy, Rochester, NY.