ERIC Number: ED334939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-21
Reference Count: N/A
Testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities on the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
This document contains the prepared statements of eight witnesses from the education, research, business, industry and university administration fields who were called to testify to the Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities regarding the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Those witnesses and their subjects are: Reginald Wilson, from the American Council on Education, testifying on general issues regarding the current state of higher education in America; Arnold H. Packer, author of Workforce 2000, speaking on the changing nature of the nation's workforce and the economic impact of the skills gap; Thomas P. Solomon of the New England Council, whose subject was workforce training; Allan M. Norton of Martin Marietta describing that company's efforts to support math and science curriculums; Bernard Brown, representing the Coalition of Apparel Industries, speaking about domestic and foreign labor forces; John H. Zimmerman of MCI corporation, discussing work force skills and projected future trends for skill levels; Thomas Ehrlich, President of Indiana University, testifying on the large number of older, part-time, wage-earning undergraduates (with individual reports from the Chancellors of individual campuses); and Audrey C. Cohen, President of The College for Human Services, giving his assessment of the increasing technologization of education and the increased interdependence and service orientation of the world at large. (JB)
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Legislation, Educational Technology, Employment Projections, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Higher Education, Human Capital, Job Skills, Labor Force, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Mathematics Curriculum, Nontraditional Students, Part Time Students, Science Curriculum, Service Occupations, Skilled Workers
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1980