ERIC Number: ED218465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Reindustrialization: Implications for Voc Ed. Information Series No. 233.
Leach, James A.
The decline of American industry and its loss of competitive strength in the world economy has led to a need for stimulation of the economy through reindustrialization. Reindustrialization is a part of, or a tool for, economic growth. As such this term is directly linked to productivity and job creation. Several critical elements and procedures are necessary for reindustrialization to occur. These are collaborative policy development, increased investments in plants and equipment, technological innovation, special attention to small business, and investment in human resources. Japan and West European countries have comprehensive approaches to reindustrialization, while reindustrialization policy in the United States is in an embryonic stage. The concept of reindustrialization has major implications for vocational education. Vocational education can have an impact on the process through delivery of education and training that provides general work skill development and occupational skill development. An immediate need exists for retraining and upgrading of adult workers. A well-planned cooperative and coordinated effort must also be conducted by industry and vocational education. Vocational education should conduct assessments to identify training it can provide and then develop and deliver multi-faceted flexible education and training. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Coordination, Economic Development, Economic Progress, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Human Resources, Industrialization, Industry, Job Development, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 (IN-233, $4.95; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.