ERIC Number: ED205681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Potential Roles of Vocational Education in Improving the Productivity of the Workforce.
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.
This monograph is a report on the impact vocational education can have on improving worker productivity. Specifically, the monograph presents a discussion of the relationship between vocational education and productivity and identifies potential areas of impact. The first chapter discusses the concept of productivity and its relationship to vocational education and training. Chapter 2 focuses on the changing characteristics of the workforce, examining various subpopulations, the educational level and expectations of workers, and implications for productivity and vocational education. Chapter 3 presents a discussion of the various types of vocational education and training and their potential impact on productivity, while the fourth chapter considers the effect on productivity of adjustments in organizational structures and discusses the role of vocational education in these adjustments. Chapter 5 discusses the relationship between small businesses and increased productivity and identifies target groups that would benefit from entrepreneurship education. Discussed next is the importance of establishing cooperative efforts among vocational education, the private business sector, and federal employment and training programs to increase productivity. Finally, chapter 7 discusses the future implications for productivity and vocational education related to economic and demographic trends such as a decentralized population, the geographic shift in population from the North to the South, moving from a national to a local economy, problems in measuring productivity, and restructuring from an industrial society. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.