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ERIC Number: ED327124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education and American Competitiveness. Working Paper.
Lynton, Ernest A.
This working paper reflects the conviction that three areas of change are needed if America's higher education system as a whole is to make optimal contributions to the economic health of the country; it is based on the premise that at this time higher education is far from fully contributing to the economic well-being of the United States. The three areas are: (1) enhancing the transfer of knowledge from creation to application and utilization; (2) providing, both in terms of quality and content, the kind of education which prepares individuals to be competent and effective in their chosen occupation or profession; and (3) offering opportunities for life-long education to ensure the maintenance of professional competencies in a time of accelerating change. Main topic headings include: higher education and the economy; industrial extension--bringing innovation to the users; a new look at education for competence; maintaining the competency of practitioners; and the federal role. (GLR)
National Center on Education and the Economy, 39 State Street, Suite 500, Rochester, NY 14614 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Education and the Economy, Rochester, NY.