ERIC Number: ED316602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Tomorrow's Workforce. Proceedings of the Conference of the University/Urban Schools National Task Force (11th, Charleston, South Carolina, November 3-4, 1989).
Bossone, Richard M., Ed.; Polishook, Irwin H., Ed.
The conference reported in this document focused on the issues surrounding the progress of urban public schools in bringing about reforms aimed at providing the nation's future workforce with marketable skills, obtainable only through education. Section 1, "Perspectives on Educating Tomorrow's Workforce," contains the following articles: (1) "A Researcher's Perspective" (Willard R. Daggett); (2) "An Educator's Perspective" (Blenda J. Wilson); (3) "A Legislator's Perspective" (Ken Nelson); and (4) "A Businessman's Perspective" (Robert C. Holland). Section 2, "Workforce Learning Programs," contains the following articles: (1) "Workforce Literacy: Narrowing the Job Skills Gap" (Forrest P. Chisman); (2) "An Overview of Polaroid's Technology Readiness Program" (Acquanetta C. Farrell); (3) "Teaching Workplace Basic Skills at Aetna" (Ira Mozille); and (4) "The UAW-Ford Education, Development and Training Program" (Bill Schaffner and Tony Procter). Section 3, "Special Remarks," contains the article, "Education in South Carolina: Progress for the Next Century" (Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.). Section 4, "Improving State/Education/Business Collaborations," contains the following articles: (1) "State-Education-Business Coordination of South Carolina's School Reform Program" (Terry Peterson and others); (2) "Urban Education: The Challenge of the Education Commission of the States Business Partnership" (Robert Palaich and Denise Green); (3) "Fortune: The Colorado Experiment" (Carol M. Ahlers); and (4) "National Governors' Association: Partnerships for Life-Long Learning" (Raymond C. Schappach). Section 5, "An Afterword," consists of a brief summation by Fred M. Hechinger. A list of conference participants is included. (JS)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Functional Literacy, Government Role, High Risk Students, Job Skills, Minimum Competencies, School Business Relationship, Trade and Industrial Education, Urban Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Dean Richard M. Bossone, Graduate School of CUNY, 33 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Graduate School and Univ. Center.