ERIC Number: ED280538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-24
Reference Count: 0
The Learning Community of the Future: Education and Training in the 21st Century.
Groff, Warren H.
Institutions are created to fill societal roles. As society evolved from a primitive to an agricultural and then to an industrial stage, institutions were created to coordinate specialized functions. Education is the institution intended to provide the intellectual capital and the workforce to drive the economy of a society. The United States is in a transition from an industrial society to a complex scientific and technological society based on communications and information technology. This new society will require more sophisticated intellectual capital and a workforce that is skilled in new ways. These needs will demand the formation of new expanded relationships between postsecondary education and the economy and society as a whole. Between now and the 21st century, education will face profound challenges. Education is the key to the formation of the intellectual capital that is needed to compete in the new global economy and to shape the future of the United States in world affairs. Reports on education indicate that the education industry must be improved at once. The question remains whether the requisite tools, intellectual capital, and will to redesign the education industry are available. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (67th, Dallas, TX, April 22-25, 1987).