ERIC Number: ED309685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Living on the Leading Edge. State Policy Issues for Education and Economic Dvelopment in a Global Economy.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Three papers presented to The Task Force on Education and Economic Development of The National Conference of Lieutenant Governors are as follows: "Education and American Resurgence" (Frank Newman); "State Economic Development and Education: A Framework for Policy Development" (Mark S. Tucker); and "State Policy on Partnerships Between Higher Education and Industry" (Ann M. Spruill). A foreword by Peter P. Smith, Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, discusses these papers and looks at the importance of education and economic development as state issues. The two general expectations emerging from discussions on education and the economy are the need to be more flexible and the inevitability of change as a way of life in the present economy. Each state faces different demographic, political, and economic pressures, and the task is to provide the right format for viewing the questions of education and the economy. Several general themes include the following: flexibility and partnership; sharing and using the benefits of existing high technology in existing industries; and the role of government as a partner and enabler rather than regulator or sole service provider in the overall effort. Contains six references. (SM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Corporate Support, Economic Development, Educational Economics, Global Approach, Government Role, Higher Education, Industry, Policy Formation, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, State Government, Statewide Planning
Distribution Center, Education Commission of the States, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: Presented to the Task Force on Education and Economic Development of the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors (August 1985).