ERIC Number: ED482360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
The Future of Work: Some Prospects and Perspectives. A Compilation.
Cho, DaeYeon; Imel, Susan
The question of what the future of work in the United States will be is examined in this publication using current information on trends and issues related to work, the economy, and the labor force. The compilation intended to give an overview of selected aspects of the topic and provide information about other resources. In the first section, four trends--globalization, technology, flexible employment practices, and demographics--that will affect the future of work are examined. The second section reviews current arguments related to the high-skills/low-wage debate and poses some possible scenarios for the future. The third section reviews current trends in workplace learning, including social capital, informal learning, electronic learning, and workplace learning, to make projections about learning in the workplace of the future. The importance of learning as a social process is a common theme in the trends considered. An annotated list provides 13 print resources and 5 websites on the future of work. Contains 105 references. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Demand Occupations, Economic Change, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Futures (of Society), Globalization, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Learning Processes, Postsecondary Education, Role of Education, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis, Wages, Work Environment
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