ERIC Number: ED149661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Manpower Studies in Postsecondary Education. ERIC/Higher Education Research Report No. 10.
Norris, Donald M.; And Others
Manpower information and projections in postsecondary education have present value in the sense that they guide today's decisions based on a view of what tomorrow's world will be like. But manpower decisions are complicated by the fact that the decision-maker, be it a government, an institution, or an individual, must also take account of how others will react when making their decision. Manpower approaches in American postsecondary education are growing in scope, sophistication, applicability, and influence; yet they are imperfect instruments that must be used with great attention to their inherent limitations and to the nature of decision-making in higher education. The coming years will demand greater care in the application of manpower approaches to postsecondary education, and the penalties for mistaken conclusions promise to be heavy. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Sources, Information Utilization, Labor Force, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Postsecondary Education, Prediction, Predictive Measurement, Predictor Variables, School Business Relationship
Publications Department, American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 780, Washington, DC 20036 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.