ERIC Number: ED286437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Formal Recognition of Employer-Sponsored Instruction: Conflict and Collegiality in Postsecondary Education. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 3, 1987.
Nash, Nancy S.; Hawthorne, Elizabeth M.
The extensive education and training programs established and run by business and industry for their own employees are discussed. The extent of corporate education is assessed with attention to cost, participation, providers, curricula, methods of instruction, organization, evaluation, and corporate colleges. Historical developments concerning employer-sponsored instruction are traced, and it is suggested that there is no longer a sharp distinction between corporate training and collegiate education. Some corporate colleges were begun by companies to educate specialists for their industrial needs. For traditional education, a degree-granting institution must receive recognition from the state, and there is also program and course recognition and licensing of individuals from accredited programs. Ways that corporate-sponsored education is extended legal recognition are identified, along with reasons that corporations seek recognition and issues involving accreditation. It is noted that a significant factor affecting the growth of corporate education is the growth of technology. Implications of expanding recognized corporate education are addressed, along with opportunities for research about corporate education. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Business, Corporate Education, Credit Courses, Degrees (Academic), Higher Education, Industrial Training, Labor Force Development, Professional Recognition, Program Effectiveness, Specialization, Technological Advancement
ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, George Washington University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($10.00, nonmembers; $7.50, members).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.