ERIC Number: ED205675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Productivity in the Workforce: A Search for Perspectives. Proceedings of the Annual Rupert N. Evans Symposium (2nd, Urbana, Illinois, April 21-22, 1980).
Leach, James A., Ed.
This monograph is concerned with the topic of productivity in the workforce. The papers presented represent an attempt to bring together the thinking of individuals from various fields of study on the topic. The first set of papers in the monograph is concerned with defining productivity in a broad sense. To this end, papers are presented that address the topic from an economic, social, and worker perspective. A second set of papers is concerned with enhancing productivity by concentrating on specific subgroups of the nation's population. Each of the papers in both sets was presented at the conference and is followed by a reaction that was also presented. Finally, two papers are included as a conclusion. The first attempts to summarize the observations, concerns, and recommendations included among the preceding papers. The second lends a general vocational education perspective to the concept of worker productivity. The presenters and participants in the symposium included experts from the fields of vocational and technical education, family and consumer economics, business administration, educational policy studies, occupational education, sociology, special education, economics, labor and industrial relations, and social work. (KC)
Descriptors: Business, Curriculum, Definitions, Developmental Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Economic Factors, Employee Attitudes, Employment Programs, Females, Influences, Minority Groups, Population Trends, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Secondary Education, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.