ERIC Number: ED059886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Scientific Manpower: A Dilemma for Graduate Education.
Brown, Sanborn C., Ed.; Schwartz, Brian B., Ed.
In May, 1970, a group of educators, scientists, industrial and government representatives, and scientific manpower specialists met at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to discuss the current employment situation for scientists and engineers, and to assess its future implications, particularly its effect on graduate education. This book is a report on the papers presented and the accompanying discussions at that conference. Chapters are included on manpower projections, national planning, research and university finances, getting information about the job market to students, and finally the implications for graduate education. A list of selected references is appended. The conclusion of the authors is that there is an urgency for manpower planning on a national scale and a necessity for universities to restructure their graduate programs toward a much greater sensitivity to society's utilization of the products of their educational programs. (Author/TS)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Conferences, Employment Potential, Engineers, Graduate Students, Labor Needs, Scientists
M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts ($6.95)
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