ERIC Number: ED446544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Knowledge Connection: The Role of Colleges and Universities in Workforce Development.
Brown, J. Noah, Ed.
This publication highlights several college and university continuing education programs that help strengthen connections between campuses and workplaces. The programs came from a survey on workforce development programs collected in 1993. An introduction, "The Knowledge Connection," explains what the knowledge connection is and how colleges and universities help develop the nation's workforce for current and future challenges. Chapter 1, "Preparing for Work," discusses innovative strategies in programs instituted by colleges and universities related to breaking the cycle of dependency, completing high school, fostering English language skills, and transitioning to four-year institutions. Chapter 2, "Staying Occupationally Relevant," discusses teacher certification, environmental management, health professions, public safety, and retreading engineers. Chapter 3, "Qualifying for the Economy's New Jobs," discusses coping with mid-career transition, assisting dislocated Americans, managing technological change, supporting workforce diversity, converting defense to non-defense needs, retraining military personnel, technology transfer and commercialization, and information sciences. Chapter 4, "Operating on One's Own," examines small business programs, programs for entrepreneurship, and working beyond retirement. Chapter 5, "Functioning Transnationally," examines international management and marketing, transnational exchange programs, and summer institutes for professionals. Chapter 6, "Looking to the Future," discusses challenges to ensuring obligations implicit in a knowledge society. (SM)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Cultural Exchange, Distance Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering, English (Second Language), Entrepreneurship, Faculty Development, Graduate Study, Health Personnel, Higher Education, Information Science, Information Technology, International Trade, Knowledge Level, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Marketing, Military Personnel, Relevance (Education), Retirement, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Small Businesses, Summer Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Improvement, Technology Transfer
National University Continuing Education Association, Publications Department, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 615, Washington, DC 20036-1168 ($20). Tel: 202-659-3130; Fax: 202-785-0374.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: National Univ. Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC.