ERIC Number: ED260214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-7
Reference Count: 0
Adult Learning in the Workplace. A Report of a Resource Group Meeting Held at Teachers College, Columbia University (New York, New York, June 7, 1985).
Marsick, Victoria J.; And Others
This document reports the proceedings of a 50-person resource group meeting that included leaders from business and industry, government, unions, universities, the media, foundations, and schools. The group explored the implications of a Carnegie Foundation-sponsored study reported in "Corporate Classrooms: The Learning Business," prepared by Dr. Nell Eurich of the Academy for Educational Development. The report is organized in five parts. Part I summarizes the proceedings, while a summary of highlights and implications from the report and reactions to it are presented in Part II. Part III is a summary of the discussion of three groups that probed issues in the following areas: human capital development in the post-industrial era, linkages between corporations and universities, and new approaches to education in the workplace. Part IV is an interpretive summary of six key themes raised throughout the day: (1) the rapidly growing phenomenon of adult learning in the workplace; (2) the way in which this growth has been driven by change, a need for adaptability and flexibility, and a concern for human capital development; (3) the lead taken by corporations in innovative approaches to education; (4) the keen interest of corporations in the best way to facilitate adult learning; (5) a need for functional linkages between corporations and universities; and (6) policy issues regarding the rationalization of linkages, use of public funds, and a proposal for a Strategic Council. The final part of the document summarizes suggestions made during the conference of ways in which Teachers College could respond to some of the needs that were identified. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.; Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Note: Organized by the Center for Adult Education.