ERIC Number: ED024901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
Technological Change and the Need for Educational Adjustment.
Kraft, Richard Horst Paul
Case studies were made in 1966 in German industry and technical universities to formulate and test hypotheses about the adjustment of technical higher education to technological change, and to collect information on occupational and educational relationships for future manpower research. Theoretical aspects of manpower forecasting were discussed, including conversion of occupational structures into structures required by educational qualifications. The views of industrial officers, employers, and academic staff members were obtained, and the earning of 8,806 engineers and technicians were investigated. Findings showed neither a shortage of engineers or technicians in the electrical industry not underutilization of highly educated manpower, but data suggest future shortages unless the system of technical education better reflects the wishes of industry. Contrary to the weight of opinion in industry, most academic staff members felt that higher technical education should stress a broad intellectual foundation. The rate of monetary return was higher at the technician than the diploma level. More flexible educational requirements, better differentiation of engineer and technician functions, and extensive, long-range research were recommended. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Case Studies, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Engineering Education, Engineering Technicians, Engineers, Higher Education, Income, Industry, Labor Utilization, Research, School Business Relationship, Technical Education
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Identifiers - Location: West Germany