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ERIC Number: ED238460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May-26
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Putting America Back to Work: Phase II.
Eskow, Seymour
The premises, platform, and strategies of the second phase of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC) Putting America Back to Work campaign are outlined in this paper. The section outlining premises contends that the United States' economy is in trouble; that economic problems are bound up with international marketing; that private sector/public sector collaboration is needed; that the American economy must be restructured; and that economic productivity depends upon appropriate education. The next section analyzes the role of the community college in a national education, training, and communication system, and offers the following suggestions for specific strategies: (1) formation of a national consensus on direction and action; (2) the development of community coalitions between business and the community college through the formation of Human Resources Development Councils; (3) the creation of community economic development plans; (4) the formation of networks for the transfer of technology and knowledge; (5) the development of community education and training plans; (6) the establishment of a national training strategy; and (7) the provision of lifelong training for work. The final section outlines elements of a community training plan, which includes an audit of the effectiveness of community education in the areas of basic skills, new literacies, entry-level skills, in-service and upgrading programs, and displaced workers' programs. (LAL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A