ERIC Number: ED118802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Knowledge and Policy in Manpower: A Study of the Manpower Research and Development Program in the Department of Labor.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Dept. of Labor Manpower Research and Development.
The document presents an analysis of the progress in the research and development (R & D) efforts of the Department of Labor as embodied in the Manpower Development and Training Act, which combined an inquiry system and a mission-oriented operating system in a single agency. The analysis is presented in two parts. Part 1, The Manpower R & D Program: An Evaluation, discusses some issues related to social science R & D in government and to manpower policy and manpower study. Factors for evaluating R & D programs and major objectives of manpower policies are identified. Findings based on the accomplishments of the Office of Manpower Research and Development (OMRD) are discussed, and recommendations to improve the program are given. Part 2, Manpower R & D in a Mission Setting, provides an historical account of the institutional and policy context within which the manpower R & D program has operated. Labor issues that have affected the Department of Labor and future manpower problems are reviewed. The major characteristics of OMRD are examined: (1) the R & D program; (2) budget, legislative mandate, interactions, and staff capabilities; (3) management (planning, implementation, and dissemination of results); and (4) utilization of OMRD project results. Methods and sources used in the study are appended. References are included. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Dept. of Labor Manpower Research and Development.