ERIC Number: ED355870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep-24
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Canada's Human Resources Problem: A Many-Faceted Gem That's Tough to Crack.
Farquhar, Robin H.
This publication presents the text of a speech on Canadian higher education's response to anticipated science and engineering personnel shortages. The talk opens by reviewing the statistics about current and anticipated labor force needs in sciences and engineering, data on students' study interests, and changes in the demographics of higher education enrollment, all of which indicate declining numbers entering science and engineering at a time of anticipated increase in the need for such personnel. The paper goes on to describe the dismay of science faculties at the quality of students, students' dislike of many colleges' teaching methods in the sciences, and difficulties with encouraging women to enter the sciences. In light of these difficulties, the paper notes some steps taken by universities and national associations including efforts to promote women in the sciences, efforts to stimulate high school students' interests in the sciences, programs to pair students with faculty, special seminars for high school teachers, programs that bring high school students to college campuses, and a lecture series on women in the sciences. (JB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, College Faculty, College School Cooperation, College Students, Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Engineers, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Program Descriptions, School Role, Science Education, Sex Differences, Undergraduate Study, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada