ERIC Number: ED330812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Learning Industry. Education for Adult Workers.
Eurich, Nell P.
This study focuses on the connection between education and the world of work and the urgency of the endeavor to educate the work force. Part I considers the resources for adult learning in the United States, with a focus on the major providers outside the traditional education system. Technological resources that can extend educational opportunities and reach more workers are then analyzed. Examples of each medium's use are given, and its limitations and effectiveness for instruction are charted. One new development is given special attention: artificial intelligence as an aid in training and education. Part II describes workers' training opportunities. It looks first at the skilled trades and technical fields: construction workers, office workers, administrative assistants, information systems technicians, and factory workers encountering computer-integrated manufacturing systems. Next, the education of managers is considered. Finally, updating knowledge of advanced professionals is examined. Examples from various providers show contributions toward available opportunities. Part III deals with those whom training programs fail to reach or serve adequately: dislocated workers, unemployed youth, immigrants and refugees, and welfare recipients. The report concludes that the issues call for public responsibility and action. Federal, state, and private initiatives are urged. Endnotes for each chapter and an index are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Continuing Education, Dislocated Workers, Education Work Relationship, Educational Technology, Immigrants, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Management Development, Nonschool Educational Programs, Professional Continuing Education, Refugees, Skilled Workers, Unemployment, Welfare Recipients, Youth Programs
Princeton University Press, 3175 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Princeton, NJ.