ERIC Number: ED082624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Can Postsecondary Education Adjust to a Changing Job Market? Issues in Higher Education, No. 5.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
A college degree is no longer the one-way ticket to success and fortune that it was considered in the past. This document deals with three specific aspects of adjustment of manpower production to demands for manpower: (1) What responses are being made by the academic community and by state governments to problems of changing demand for college-level manpower? (2) What types of manpower information are available to assist in rational educational planning? (3) What can educational institutions and agencies do to improve the adaptation of postsecondary education to the needs of society and of the individual? A mere statistical response to needs for information about manpower supply and demand provides no guarantee of operational application. Manpower projections, knowledge of new delivery systems, know-how in techniques for speeding up or improving the training of personnel in a given profession, development of barometers for reading early symptoms of change in anticipated manpower requirements are some ingredients of a comprehensive program in manpower and education. Leadership and informed judgment in application are needed to translate them into practice. (Author/MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.