ERIC Number: ED319123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Change and Progress Start with Education.
Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
In our global information society, citizens of most nations, states, and communities have the opportunity to compete for jobs to produce standardized products of about the same quality. It is smart people--not smart machines--that separate one competitor from another. The foundation of a healthy economy for Kansas is people, the human capital, represented by their knowledge, skills, organizations, and motivations. The jobs that exist in an information society demand that employees be highly numerate, literate, and innovative. Effective educational institutions in Kansas must prepare workers to take responsibility for their lifelong learning and training, to set and achieve goals, and to collaborate with others in overcoming barriers. Finding new ways of integrating learning and education into the community will result in greater business opportunities, a more positive community climate, and a better quality of life. Kansas communities must be restructured to meet these goals using technology-driven communication systems and lifelong learning centers. Communities working together, sharing human resources, and having successful access to information and applications of technology will determine the economic livelihood of Kansas communities. (KM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas