ERIC Number: EJ995776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
The Technology and Engineering Educator's Role in Producing a 21st Century Workforce
Bevins, P. Scott; Carter, Karen; Jones, Virginia R.; Moye, Johnny J.; Ritz, John M.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v72 n3 p8-12 Nov 2012
The Financial Crisis of 2008 has forced countries around the globe to reevaluate their monetary and fiscal strategies for stimulating growth within their respective economies. The economic connectivity among countries has been magnified by the recent financial crisis. However, with nations at different stages in their development, the economic impact from the crisis has varied throughout the world. After a brief statement on economic development, this article will examine the current economic positions of industrialized and emerging or developing countries around the world. Focus will then be directed toward the job skills needed for success in the 21st Century and the part that technology and engineering education must play in addressing the skill sets needed for creating an educated consumer and workforce.
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Teacher Role, Labor Force Development, Economic Development, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Job Skills, Innovation, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: China; European Union; United States