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The Resource Working in the middle : strengthening education and training for the mid-skilled labor force, [by] W. Norton Grubb

Working in the middle : strengthening education and training for the mid-skilled labor force, [by] W. Norton Grubb

Label
Working in the middle : strengthening education and training for the mid-skilled labor force
Title
Working in the middle
Title remainder
strengthening education and training for the mid-skilled labor force
Statement of responsibility
[by] W. Norton Grubb
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Sixty percent of America's workers have at least a high school diploma but lack a baccalaureate degree. Working in the Middle is the first book to offer a comprehensive view of the education and training of this growing mid-skilled labor force. Based on both statistical research and interviews with students, educators, and employers, this important resource offers a thorough examination of "workers in the middle," focusing on workers' characteristics, the types of work they perform, how they prepared for and obtained their positions, and what further skills they need to develop
  • W. Norton Grubb stresses the advantages realized by both employers and local educational institutions such as community colleges when they join forces to meet the needs of mid-skilled workers. He examines a variety of methods - including advisory committees, placement offices, placement by occupational instructors, student follow-up and tracking mechanisms, and co-op education - that can bring employers and educators together. Working in the Middle is filled with illustrative case studies that demonstrate the powerful advantages of such exemplary practices as integration of academic and occupational education, remedial education within occupational programs, and co-op programs. Grubb also shows how unproductive short term training programs can be redesigned to lead to effective longer term education, using community colleges as vital links between current training programs and the education system
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Grubb, W. Norton
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1045
LC item number
.G78 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vocational education
  • Occupational training
  • Technical education
  • Labor market
  • Education
  • Education, Cooperative
Label
Working in the middle : strengthening education and training for the mid-skilled labor force, [by] W. Norton Grubb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-291) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Distinctive characteristics of the mid-skilled labor market -- Educational pathways into the mid-skilled labor market -- Economic perspectives on educational preparation -- Creating a unified "system" of workforce preparation -- Integrating occupational, academic, and remedial instruction -- Enhancing connections between educational institutions and employers -- Rethinking public policies toward occupational preparation -- Future trends and needs of workers in the middle
Control code
34243010
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780787902582
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96009944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Working in the middle : strengthening education and training for the mid-skilled labor force, [by] W. Norton Grubb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Distinctive characteristics of the mid-skilled labor market -- Educational pathways into the mid-skilled labor market -- Economic perspectives on educational preparation -- Creating a unified "system" of workforce preparation -- Integrating occupational, academic, and remedial instruction -- Enhancing connections between educational institutions and employers -- Rethinking public policies toward occupational preparation -- Future trends and needs of workers in the middle
Control code
34243010
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780787902582
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96009944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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