ERIC Number: ED332641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: 0
Missouri Higher Education and Economic Development: Stimulating and Abetting Insightful Action.
Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.
This report provides an analysis of Missouri's system of higher education within the context of the state's economic development. Section I provides an overview of the changed context of economic competition in terms of global economy, changes in technology, demands for a skilled work force capable of lifelong learning, and changing demographics. Section II demonstrates the necessity of a quality teacher corps for economic development in the course of an overview of the United States and selected nations' performance on some factors of education. Topics include student performance on measures of science and mathematics, postsecondary enrollment and graduation distributions in science and engineering, and a discussion of increasing enrollment in America's postsecondary science and engineering programs. Section III discusses the role of colleges and universities in economic development with reference to research and analysis, capacity building, provision of technical assistance, technology transfer, and new business development. Also described in this section are past, current and future studies and reports by the Coordinating Board. A comparative analysis of some factors of higher education related to economic development for Missouri and 10 of its competitor states is presented in Section IV. A total of 27 tables and figures illustrate the report's findings. (18 references) (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.
Note: One of a series of reports to the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education.