ERIC Number: ED482058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Building a Nation of Learners: The Need for Changes in Teaching and Learning To Meet Global Challenges.
Business-Higher Education Forum, Washington, DC.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
This report discusses the challenges of preparing a nation of learners to address the skills deficit for high-performing jobs and innovations in the future. A nation of learners is one that effectively and efficiently helps students achieve proficiency in the basic, lifelong skills, and also provides ongoing education and training tailored to individual and workplace needs. To increase the effectiveness of learning, educators must provide more engaging relevant content targeted to individual styles of learning and needs. The Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) recommends a bold new commitment to the U.S. learning future through the creation of a Presidential Commission on Learning. This high-level commission can enable the country to meet the needs of a new generation of learners, unlock the learning potential of each student, and ensure the competitive future of the United States. The BHEF urges policy makers to steer the United States into a new era of learning by taking several specific and critical steps in two key areas: developing new leadership and vision and focusing on learning redesign and dissemination. New regional innovation centers for learning redesign also should be created to develop best practices, disseminate learning solutions, help with the redesign of education, and underscore the role of technology. (SLD)
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Government Role, Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Learning, Skill Development
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Business-Higher Education Forum, Washington, DC.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.