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ERIC Number: ED510505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Postsecondary Education and Training As We Know It Is Not Enough: Why We Need to Leaven Postsecondary Strategy with More Attention to Employment Policy, Social Policy, and Career and Technical Education in High School
Carnevale, Anthony P.
Urban Institute (NJ1), Paper prepared for The Georgetown University and Urban Institute Conference on Reducing Poverty and Economic Distress after ARRA (Jan 15, 2010)
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the American Graduation Initiative emphasize Pell grant funding and focusing on community colleges and sub-baccalaureate degrees. As a result, the administration's postsecondary strategy shifts postsecondary resources to the least advantaged students and the two-year and less selective four-year institutions. This shift is part of a longer-term policy trend toward a reliance on postsecondary education as the primary element in domestic employment and social policy. As we proceed beyond the stimulus, the postsecondary emphasis needs to be leavened with more attention to employment policy and social policy goals, both for adults and working students. (Contains 3 figures and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute