ERIC Number: ED346348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Learning a Living: A Blueprint for High Performance. A SCANS Report for America 2000.
Department of Labor, Washington, DC. Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills.
This final report of the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) describes how the United States can prepare young people as well as workers already on the job for productive work in the 21st century. Following an executive summary, Part I, Learning a Living, describes the economic choices facing the United States, defines the work force issue, and makes several recommendations to set the nation on the path to a high-performance future. It outlines the SCANS vision, describes how schools and the private sector can cooperate to create a high-performance economy capable of maintaining the nation's standard of living, and offers suggestions on how to proceed. It recommends that the Secretary of Labor take steps to ensure support for the continued development of the SCANS agenda. Part II, A Blueprint for High Performance, provides a more detailed roadmap for those charged with the responsibility for the commission's major concerns: educators, employers, and the designers of national certification and assessment systems. Each of the three chapters is directed to one of these groups responsible for implementing change. Appendixes include definitions of SCANS know-how and information on other SCANS materials. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Behavioral Objectives, Career Education, Competence, Economic Progress, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Employment Potential, Human Resources, Job Performance, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Performance Tests, Productivity, Standards, Student Certification, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC. Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills.