ERIC Number: ED259612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-18
Reference Count: 0
Postsecondary Responses to a Changing Economy.
Charner, Ivan; Rolzinski, Catherine
Postsecondary education's responses to economic change are discussed, based on 22 projects supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). After identifying common themes of the FIPSE "Education and Economy Alliance" projects, new directions for postsecondary education are considered, along with policy concerns. Differences between the FIPSE projects, which are briefly described, and more traditional programs are discussed. Most of the projects offer new approaches to curriculum/program content that respond to business and individual needs. The projects include changes in the timing and location of offerings as well as new teaching methods. A number of the projects have formed new partnerships among education, business, community organizations, and unions to design basic and literacy programs for adults. Other projects have formed partnerships for professional development and skills upgrading. A final type of FIPSE project has been the development of partnerships for local economic and community development. Finally, questions concerning the content, delivery, sources, and financing of postsecondary education are raised. For each project, information is provided on the sponsoring agency, contact persons, address, and phone number. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Change Strategies, Continuing Education, Cooperative Programs, Course Content, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Industrial Training, Literacy Education, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Proposals, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Higher Education of the American Association of Higher Education (Chicago, IL, March 18, 1985).