ERIC Number: ED307398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Preparing for the Future of the Workplace. Volume II: Analytical Studies.
Markley, O. W., Ed.
This volume is the second of three reporting research that is intended to help postsecondary occupational education deans and directors become able to plan more strategically for using new instructional technologies to meet emerging needs. The document contains the findings from three background studies in three chapters. "Emerging Information Technologies of Significance for Postsecondary Occupational Education" (Christopher J. Dede) is divided into two parts. Part 1 presents two scenarios that demonstrate the technical advances, with 94 references. Part 2 discusses the functions that are emerging as the result of work in the information technologies. These are divided into three themes: knowledge representation, user interfaces, and computer-supported work. Then, the hardware evolution that will support the implementation of these capabilities is summarized. The next chapter is "Technology-Related Occupational Displacement and Training Needs, Especially among Women and Minorities" (Karla M. Back, O. W. Markley). It defines job displacement and technology-related changes in occupations, explores causes of job displacement and costs of technology-related job displacement, and addresses considerations and options for the future, concluding with 23 references. "Public-Private Initiatives as a Policy Option for Improving Occupational Education" (Paul C. Fama, Karla M. Back, O. W. Markley) analyzes how collaboration could be used for new initiatives that link economic development and vocational education planning. A 25-item bibliography is included. (YLB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Coordination, Dislocated Workers, Economic Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Employment Patterns, Females, Futures (of Society), Information Technology, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Role of Education, Statewide Planning, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Div. of Community Colleges and Technical Institutes.
Authoring Institution: North Harris County Coll., Houston, TX.; Institute for Strategic Innovation, Clear Lake Shores, TX.
Note: For related documents, see ED 293 001 and CE 052 437-439.