ERIC Number: ED289029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Breaking Out of the Circle: Rethinking Our Assumptions about Education and the Economy. Occasional Paper No. 2.
Berryman, Sue E.
The National Center on Education and Employment has taken on the task of challenging and rethinking the premises that underlie traditions of human capital development in this country. This task is summarized in the question, "Who should teach which work-related skills to whom, when, and how?" Its first priority is that the Center's primary audience is educational policymakers. Second, the Center concentrates on two of the most powerful human capital pressures on the economy--the need for worker adaptability or flexibility and the quality of the labor supply. Third, its primary objective is to spearhead a major restructuring of K-12 education. Fourth, in rethinking K-12 education, the Center challenges distinctions between work-related and general learning. Fifth, the Center questions distinctions made between at-risk and not-at-risk learners. Finally, the Center challenges the assumption that the nation's educational and training delivery systems--for example, schools, the military, the corporate training system, and public training programs--differ substantially in their pedagogic strategies. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Capital, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Vocational Education
National Center on Education and Employment, Box 174, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Education and Employment, New York, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference and Exposition of the American Society for Training and Development (43rd, June 21-26, 1987).