ERIC Number: ED355405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Investing in People: Education and the Work Force. Report on the National Meeting (Baltimore, Maryland, September 17-18, 1992).
Labor/Higher Education Council, Washington, DC.
This report presents the views expressed at the Labor/Higher Education Council's National Meeting, the theme of which was "Education and Work: Redefinitions and New Strategies." Section 1 includes two keynote speeches: "Priorities for Economic Investment in People, Technology, and Public Works" (Ira Magaziner) and "Organized Labor's Stake in the Work-Learning Connection" (Thomas Donahue). Three presentations in section 2 focus on national education policy: "Introduction: Setting the Context" (Roscoe Brown, Jr.); "National Education Policy: Ready for Change?" (Al Shanker); and "Higher Education and Education Policy: A Response" (Hoke Smith). Section 3 explores work force retraining and government's role in that retraining in these three papers: "Introduction: The UAW (United Auto Workers) Experience with Retraining" (Owen Bieber); "Retraining: Our Means for Economic Survival" (David Gordon); and "Kenosha's Chrysler Plant: A Case Study in Higher Education Retraining" (Sheila Kaplan). Three papers in section 4 examine the future of work and national policy and emphasize changing perceptions of work: "Introduction: Are We Ready for the Work Force/Work Place Changes Ahead?" (James Appleberry); "Hong Kong and Singapore: How Much Economic Planning in This New World of Work?" (David Warsh); and "Changes in the Work Place: Our Response Is Our Future" (Jack Golodner). Section 5 discusses government's role in creating jobs and economic growth in three papers: "Introduction: Individual and Government Action" (William Lucy); "Government as a Positive Force in Job Creation" (Jeff Faux); and "The Swedish Government's Proactive Stance in Job Creation" (Alf Karlsson). Appendixes include information on the Labor/Higher Education Council and its statement on "Labor in Higher Education Governance." (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Dislocated Workers, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Employer Employee Relationship, Federal Government, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Job Development, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Relations, Public Policy, Retraining, Unions
Executive Director, Labor/Higher Education Council, 3429 34th Place, N.W., Washington, DC 20016.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Labor/Higher Education Council, Washington, DC.