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ERIC Number: ED117347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 205
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The Boundless Resource: A Prospectus for an Education/Work Policy.
Wirtz, Willard
Representing a group effort by the author and the National Manpower Institute, the prospectus focuses on ways to improve the integration of the traditionally separate world of work and education--ways to break up the "time traps" of education for youth, and work for adults. It especially speaks for the 16-19 year old population, working women, workers needing training or retraining, minority group members, and people over 60. Part 1, Youth, discusses the 20 percent youth unemployment rate, the mismatch of competency development and available jobs, and the necessity of "infusing" liberal arts and vocational education. Part 2, The Career Years, explores work in light of improving the quality of life, not merely expanding the Gross National Product, and perceives the imminence of the revolution against the injustices toward older people. Part 3, The Prospect, grapples with the economic and political questions involved in instituting education-work policy. Some features of the proposed change strategy include: establishment of Community Education-Work Councils and a Work Institute, an Occupational Outlook and Career Information reporting system of national/local information, increased career counseling, youth community work/service programs, unemployment insurance law revision, and elimination of age structures on public education. (EA)
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Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: National Manpower Inst., Washington, DC.