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ERIC Number: ED363176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-10
Pages: 22
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Link between College Learning and the World of Work from a National Goals Perspective.
Corrallo, S.
This paper discusses the link between student college learning and work skills within the context of National Educational Goals 3.2 and 5.5. which address general and advanced reasoning and communication skills. It considers how colleges identify workplace needs, how colleges use that information as well as the assessment of college learning from a national perspective. Results from one study are reported which suggests that the assessment of abilities involved in work and citizenship roles can be collected directly from college graduates if the abilities are defined and assessed in ways that connect education and work. Three key elements are identified for such an assessment on a national level. First, agreement must be reached on the set of higher order thinking and communications skills that contribute to success in the workplace and in citizenship. Second, an acceptable means must be developed of assessing the teaching/learning of these skills which is reliable, valid, and cost-effective. Third, the assessment process should be pro-active, in that it must identify incentives for or barriers to learning and disseminate the information back to the community for use in enhancement of the teaching/learning process. Difficulties and considerations in achieving and measuring school/college/work relationships are discussed. Attached are a listing of papers available from ERIC on postsedondary student assessment. (GLR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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