ERIC Number: ED203191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Occupational Adaptability and Educational Policy: Missing Links Between Working and Learning.
Faddis, Constance; And Others
Intended for use by policymakers, program designers, researchers, and others concerned about education and employment outcomes, this collection of papers explores policy-relevant implications of occupational adaptability for the worlds of school and work. The first paper provides an overview of the concepts of change, adaptation, and the American way of work. Next, the adaptive process, adaptive resistance variations in adaptive patterns, adaptive social character and the marketing mentality, depression and other potential consequences of adaptation, and education and adaptation are examined in a paper entitled "Work and the Consequences of Adaptation: a Critique to Inform Policy." The third paper, "Proteus and the Petrified Forest: Improving Adaptive Competencies in Adults," discusses a model of occupational adaptation and its educational policy implications. Such issues as trends affecting U.S. workplaces, forthcoming corporate responses and adaptations, models for the eighties, and on-the-job learning and training are covered in the final paper. A summary and discussion follows. (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Learning, Adults, Articulation (Education), Competence, Education Work Relationship, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Employment Potential, Futures (of Society), Job Skills, Learning Processes, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Personality Traits, Relevance (Education), Transfer of Training, Vocational Adjustment
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.