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United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education. – 1999
The booklet reports a shift of emphasis in international cooperation from assistance to partnership, participation, networking, and mutuality. Workshop participants stressed that these concepts, which are central to adult learning, need to be taken all the more seriously at a time of increasing economic globalization and accelerating development…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Educational Needs
Wiltshire, Kenneth – 1999
An international congress produced discussion and debate regarding the factors that will shape technical and vocational education in the new century and the new millennium. Speakers declared that the 21st century will be an era of knowledge, information, and civilization. According to the speakers, key features of the 21st century will include…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Change
Martinez, Ruben – 1999
This paper presents a contextual framework for analysis of Hispanic leadership in higher education and reviews the demographics of Hispanic college presidents, their challenges, and related leadership issues. It can be argued that Hispanic leadership in higher education brings a socially marginalized experience that, by emphasizing social justice,…
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Affirmative Action, Change Strategies, College Administration
Falk, Ian – 1999
Rural areas around the world face problems stemming from the globalization of agricultural and other markets, the resulting competitiveness for existing and shifting markets, loss of population, and consequent decline of economic and social infrastructure. Rural communities need to develop the ability to manage change, and this requires engaging…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Development, Community Leaders, Foreign Countries
Bayliss, Valerie – 1999
This paper outlines research findings about the future of work in the United Kingdom and discusses the implications for the future of education. A 2-year study sponsored by the Royal Society of the Arts predicts that in the next 20 years, conventional full-time, permanent jobs will almost disappear; flexible working, in every sense, will be the…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Trends
Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD. – 1999
This report was prepared by The "Preparing Students as Global Citizens" Task Force of Howard Community College's Commission on the Future. The principal issue addressed by this task force was to identify ways in which Howard Community College (Maryland) can prepare its students to be effective citizens in a global society. Its focus is…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Cultural Awareness
Rowley, Thomas D.; Freshwater, David – 1999
This report synthesizes findings and recommendations presented at the Southern Rural Labor Force Conference held in New Orleans in October 1998. Recognizing that the South's recent economic prosperity resides primarily in metropolitan areas, this report focuses on the readiness of the rural South to work in the future and on ways to improve the…
Descriptors: Economic Change, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Needs
Farrell, Lesley – 1999
This paper is concerned with the role that enterprise-based teachers play in attempting to induct workers on the periphery of the global economy into the discourses of the global marketplace. It focuses on the micro-politics of language, arguing that economic globalization is a social achievement that generates and requires new language and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
Singh, Jagtar – 1999
This paper discusses issues related to developments in computer and communication technologies in south Asia. The first section considers the Internet and its impact. Paradigm shifts and globalization are addressed in the second section, including the shifts away from stand alone libraries to library and information networks, ownership to access,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
Bourgeois, Etienne; Duke, Chris; Guyot, Jean-Luc; Merrill, Barbara – 1999
This book examines two themes and the interplay between them: (1) the future of the university in an era of mass higher education; and (2) social inclusion or exclusion. It is informed by studies its authors made of British and Belgian higher education and by research from their colleagues elsewhere in Europe. Following an introductory chapter…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Admission (School), Adult Education, Adult Students
Spence, Janet G. – 1999
Globalization of the economy and rapid technological innovation challenge today's work force to prepare for continuous change. In response to a strong mandate from their membership, labor unions have formed partnerships to deliver the necessary worker education. Because they are in daily contact with workers and have a holistic knowledge of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Cooperative Learning
Kempnich, Barbara; Butler, Elaine; Billett, Stephen – 1999
Recent research on Australia's vocational education and training (VET) system and women in small business was synthesized to identify ways of making VET more responsive to the needs of women in small business. Special attention was paid to the following topics: key issues affecting public policy (globalization, economic development, industry…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment
Public Policy Associates, Inc., Lansing, MI. – 1999
This paper describes the context that has encouraged the emergence of more than 100 employer-linked charter schools throughout the United States and examines the efforts of the employers and educators who are involved in employer-linked charter schools. The paper begins by explaining how the following business changes have promoted development of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Conventional Instruction, Curriculum Development
Huws, Ursula; Jagger, Nick; O'Regan, Siobhan – 1999
Inexpensive telecommunications, the spread of computing, and globalization are creating major change in the location of work within and between countries. Because no tools have yet been developed to investigate the new spatial employment patterns, a cluster analysis involving more than 50 variables and 206 countries was performed to group…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cluster Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Collection
Smith, Peter J.; Smith, Swee Noi – 1999
This report presents a review and analysis of research on the internationalization of vocational education and training (VET) and provides an assessment of other research that needs to be conducted in this area. Globalization is the integration of economies worldwide through trade, trade agreements, finance, information networks, and movement of…
Descriptors: Communications, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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