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ERIC Number: EJ793958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Learning without Borders
Adelman, Clifford
Community College Journal, v78 n3 p28-30 Dec 2007-Jan 2008
Each time the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development announces that America's students are falling behind those of other countries, and with every business section article on America's trade deficit with China, America sees a new commission to reinforce the negatives and urge dramatic upgrading of the workforce. This author states that, in an international economy running on instantaneous transactions, America need not worry that the rest of the world is learning more; all societies benefit from a broader distribution of knowledge. In this global economy, however, the smart money is on cooperation, not nationalistic competition. In this article, the author proposes that, in that spirit, America should look beyond its borders and sit down with its international colleagues to observe the changed nature of technical work, and point to some variations in the way it might conduct its business. There is a lot of potential mutual learning in this: Other nations have learned from America; America can learn from them; and they can all learn together.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Netherlands; United Kingdom; United States