ERIC Number: ED264785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Corporate Classrooms: The Learning Business. A Carnegie Foundation Special Report.
Eurich, Nell P.
Education in U.S. industry and business is discussed, and the history of business-based education is traced to nineteenth century efforts to meet both the demands of productivity and the training of workers. After discussing the size and scope of efforts to train employees, reasons for corporate training are identified. Four dimensions of the corporate learning enterprise are considered: in-house educational programs, educational and training facilities, degree-granting institutions, and the satellite university. Specific topics include: facilities for corporate education; educational structure; the position of the training program in the company; teaching methods in the corporate classroom; research into how people learn; basic skills instruction; the education of managers and executives; technical and scientific training; sales, service, and customer training; general education; overlap with the educational establishment; and the quality of corporate courses. For 18 corporate education institutions information is provided on: program location, sponsor and history, type of institution, date established and date degree approved by state, nongovernmental accreditation, and degrees awarded. A bibliography is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Business, Continuing Education, Degrees (Academic), Education Work Relationship, Educational History, Educational Research, Industrial Training, Industry, Inplant Programs, Institutional Characteristics, Job Training, Management Development, Postsecondary Education, Professional Training, Staff Development, Teaching Methods
Princeton University Press, 3175 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 ($8.50 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Princeton, NJ.