ERIC Number: ED348717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Education from a Workplace Perspective: Issues of Self-Management.
Changing conditions in the workplace and the impact of these changes on the individual worker are examined in this paper, which also discusses the implications of these changes for education and training. Major workplace trends likely to continue through the year 2000 include changes in work force demographics, in the industry mix, and in the nature of jobs. These developments suggest that students entering the work force during the next decade will need self-management skills and work orientation. The U.S. Department of Labor Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills' (SCAN's) approach to the problem of linking education and training to workplace competencies, as outlined in a 1991 report, provides a descriptive framework for relating research to practice. Prescriptions for increased productivity must recognize individual goals, motivations, and skills. (17 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).