ERIC Number: ED245107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Education Work Relations for the 80's. An Invitational Forum for Senior Professionals (Leesburg, Virginia, December 13-15, 1981).
American Council on Education, Washington, DC.; American Society for Training and Development, Madison, WI.
These materials from a forum to discuss education-work issues include summaries of three working groups and excerpts from four presentations. General conclusions reached during the 2-day forum appear first. They address the need for (1) joint remedial efforts between business and higher education, (2) shared education and business responsibility for human capital development, (3) strengthening of cooperative education, (4) sharing of state-of-the-art technology, (5) identification and elimination of barriers to educator/employer interaction, and (6) improved labor market information. The summaries of the three working groups present general recommendations for improving the working relationship between the business and education communities. Excerpts from the opening remarks call education and its problems one of the economic problems of America and state that education is not changing to meet business needs and does not produce work-ready people. The focus of the second presentation is the need for investment in human capital development. Guidelines for strategic planning are given, and the notion of "revitalization centers" is offered. The third presentation considers the role of higher education in human capital development and suggests changes to provide quality continuing professional education. In the final presentation the role of the human resource development manager is addressed. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.; American Society for Training and Development, Madison, WI.