ERIC Number: ED169995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Changing Work Force Needs with Implications for Higher Education. Proceedings of the Wingspread Conference (Racine, Wisconsin, October 23-24, 1978).
Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.
Four conference presentations analyze changing workforce needs and consider their implications for higher education. Richard Hey presents an overview of trends in lifestyles in the United States, discussing the changing roles of women, new structures of primary relationships, mid-life career change, increased lifespan, and attitudes toward materialism and sexuality. In a second presentation, William L. Abbott reviews higher education's response to the technological revolution in relation to the effects of changes in technology on labor, management, and education, to the role of technical and community colleges, to student attitudes toward their education, and to educational responses to workers' needs to change career direction. Two papers, by Hazel Reinhardt and James Hickman, discuss demography. Ms. Reinhardt summarizes sociological and demographic trends such as the increase of an older population through a decline in the fertility rate and a rise in life expectancy, expanded participation of women in the labor force, growth of service occupations, and the phenomenon of population migration and distribution. Dr. Hickman illustrates other trends with graphs outlining birth rates, labor force participation, and changing age composition. Results of small group discussions by conference participants and summations of the conference presentations are reported and appendices are included. (MB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ. - Parkside, Kenosha.; Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison. Research Coordinating Unit.; Gateway Technical Inst., Kenosha, WI.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.