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D. Hannon, Paul – Education & Training, 2003
Focuses attention upon a recent phenomenon promoted by public sector policy and government funding and adopted within the private sector as a vehicle for wealth creation, where wealth can mean the development of different forms of capital such as financial, intellectual and social. Incubators and incubation programmes have established themselves…
Descriptors: Leadership, Private Sector, Public Sector, Foreign Countries
Dempsey, Mary A. – Illinois Libraries, 1998
Explores the continuing role of the public library in society, discussing the mission of the library (highlights the Chicago Public Library's new mission statement), funding collections and buildings, technology, capital improvements, challenges to intellectual freedom, librarian education, library outreach, and private-sector partnerships. (PEN)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Futures (of Society), Intellectual Freedom, Librarians
Mauch, James – 1998
This paper discusses the future of higher education in the United States, focusing on societal changes and strategies for universities in coming decades. It examines population aging, shifting demographics, life-style and other social changes, and workforce changes such as the growth of the service sector in the economy, noting their effects on…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Trends
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). – 1990
A heuristic revolution, a new wave of learning technology, is about to transform not only the nature of education and training but the entire U.S. economy. By the end of the century, "knowledge jobs" will be the main employment of nearly three out of four workers in the U.S. economy. Swiftly progressing technologies are making automated…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Vocational Education, Continuing Education, Education Work Relationship
Hayes, Cheryl D.; Flynn, Margaret J.; Stebbins, Helene – UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, 2004
Ensuring that children enter school ready to learn is now a well-established national goal. Dramatic changes over the past three decades in U.S. families and the economy, as well as emerging research on the importance of early brain development, have increased the demand for public investments in early childhood supports and services, especially…
Descriptors: Private Sector, Human Capital, Learning Readiness, Brain
Galligan, Ann M. – 2001
Education in the arts and humanities has always been important to the United States' arts and culture and to its competitiveness in a global economy. Providing all students with a complete education in the arts and humanities can help them cope with, and master, the fast-paced technological advances, forces of globalization, and major demographic…
Descriptors: Art Education, Creativity, Cultural Education, Culture
Journey, Drexel D. – 1982
There is a pressing need for the involvement of the educational community in electrical energy matters. The case for that involvement is persuasive as evidenced by examples of energy illiteracy in the mass communication media. Intellectual wastelands breed governmental indecision and foster conditions in which the entrepreneurial sector cannot…
Descriptors: Coal, Costs, Electricity, Elementary Secondary Education
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