ERIC Number: ED341767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Innovations in Post-School Skill Formation Markets.
Ford, G. W.
Data gathered in theoretical and field studies on human resources development carried out by international and national teams and through site visits were analyzed to show developing themes and issues in human resources, particularly in the area of skills development. Some of the issues and themes that will have an impact on the future of skills development include the following: (1) dynamic, interdependent processes are involved in concurrent changes, particularly those affecting skill formation; (2) continuous on-the-job learning and recurrent off-the-job learning are needed; (3) the concept of skill formation integrates the traditional concepts of education and training; (4) innovations in the workplace are occurring to meet the demands of dynamically changing pressures of the marketplace; (5) there are cross-cultural demands for new individual and organizational behavior, such as adaptability and flexibility, commitment and competence, cooperation and competition, and accountability and responsiveness; and (6) successful enterprises are changing technologies to emphasize quality in production, adaptation, communication, and a high quality learning and working environment. (This report contains 25 drawings/transparencies on the emerging concept of skill formation.) (KC)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Economic Development, Employment Practices, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Human Resources, Organizational Development, Postsecondary Education, Retraining, Skill Development, Staff Development, Systems Approach, Systems Development, Technological Advancement, Transparencies
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the U.S./OECD Seminar on Technological Change and Human Resource Development (Washington, DC, June 14-15, 1989).