ERIC Number: ED061503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Continuing Education as a National Capital Investment.
Striner, Herbert E.
The constant readjustment that is necessary in a socially and economically complex society is discussed. The point is made that in recent years the United States has been confronted by an increasingly urgent series of economic problems. Intractably high levels of unemployment have accompanied abnormally high levels of inflation. It is also pointed out that in a society of constant change, large numbers of people who remain frozen in their value systems become a retarding force in that society. In the first four chapters of this study the components of a new continuing education and training program for this nation are presented. Chapter V gives ideas on the basic building blocks of such a program, as well as on the source of funds for financing it. The thesis of the work is that an advanced industrialized society must see the continuing education, training, and retraining of its labor force as a national capital investment; and without that capital investment, the United States cannot hope to maintain the basis for continuing what had been an impressive historical rate of economic progress up until the late 1960's. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Attitude Change, Developed Nations, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Educational Programs, Growth Patterns, Institutes (Training Programs), Problem Solving, Social Change, Unemployment, Values, Vocational Education
W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, Mich. 49007 ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.