ERIC Number: EJ726760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-1
Reference Count: 1
Innovation, TIDE Teachers, and the Global Economy: The Direct Ability of a TIDE Education to Create Investors and Innovators is Simply Overlooked and Underestimated
Starkweather, Kendall N.
Technology Teacher, v65 n2 p28 Oct 2005
The National Innovation Initiative (NII) defines innovation as "the intersection of invention and insight, leading to the creation of social and economic value." Innovation has been fundamental in exploration, opportunity, and discovery. It is the story of how technology has advanced, is used, and powers the economic engines of a country. NII contends that innovation has always been a fundamental part of America, as Americans have historically been world leaders in innovation. It has been said that if Americans were to stop innovating, they would stop being Americans. Innovation has been an imbedded mentality within the American culture, leading the nation to numerous successes. However, this may change, as the capacity for innovation is going global. Other nations are learning, seeing opportunities, and working to make innovation a key priority in their quest to be strong players in the world marketplace. The Council on Competitiveness considers innovation necessary for a country to thrive in a world of challenge and change. In that regard, the prerequisites for a country to be innovative are detailed here.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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