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ERIC Number: EJ792523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6405
Work Smarts, Life Smarts: How Education's Societal Mission and Business' Human Resource Needs Are Converging
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Desrochers, Donna M.
Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, v17 n4 p16-18 Win 2003
In today's economy, access to postsecondary education or training has become the threshold requirement for individual career success. The increasing economic value of postsecondary education is good news in a society that strives to make economic opportunity subservient to individual merit, rather than family background. At the same time, the growing economic value of a postsecondary education is the source of new tensions among educators, government leaders and the business community. Since the society cannot afford all the postsecondary education it needs, there are growing pressures to produce postsecondary education cheaper, faster, and better. This article examines how higher education and business are converging to meet the needs of students entering the workforce.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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