Workforce Education The Basics

ISBN-10: 0205198341

ISBN-13: 9780205198344

Edition: 1998

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Description: Businesses and the government are clamoring for a better-prepared workforce. The successful practice of workforce education requires practitioners to have prerequisite knowledge. This common body of knowledge is applicable to practice in all settings: industry, community colleges, high schools, etc. The purpose of this book is to provide this background. This book provides a comprehensive look at workforce education, an aspect of education which prepares individuals to be competitive in seeking employment or to improve on-the-job performance. Written with the practitioner in mind, this is the only foundations book designed for both human resource development and secondary/postsecondary technical education professionals. Employment & training services, human resources.

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Book details

List price: $155.40
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/27/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 326
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Each chapter ends with "Summary and Implications for Practitioners"
Preface
The Mission of Workforce Education
Historical, Philosophical and Ethical Foundations
Workforce Education Defined
Historical Foundations
Industrialization and Workforce Education
The "Skills/Employability" Paradigm
The Development of Workforce Education in the United States
Turn of the Century Ideologies
High School Vocational Education
Workforce Education in Business and Industry
Philosophical Issues
The Mission of Workforce Education
Professionalism and Ethics
Four Ethical Obligations
The Mission: Promoting Career Opportunity for Individuals
Work and the American Dream
Providing Opportunities for Career Preparation
Providing Career Preparation for the Disadvantaged
Provide Opportunities for Career Advancement and Retraining
The Mission: Developing the Nation's Workforce
National Wealth and Workforce Education
Human Capital
The Workforce Development Mission
Preparing a "World Class" Workforce
Preventing Labor Shortages
Making Employers Competitive
The Knowledge Base of Workforce Education
Economic Foundations of Workforce Education
Supply and Demand Analysis
Human Capital Development
Workforce Productivity
International Trade and Labor Markets
Labor Market Basics
The Concept of Labor Market Advantage
Labor Markets
Firm Size and Labor Markets
Labor Market Projections
Employment Data
Labor Market Misconceptions
Sociological Foundations of Workforce Education
Sociological Perspectives of Work
The Sociological Classification of Labor Markets
Sociological Perspectives of Contemporary Work Trends
Social Class, Workforce Education Students, and Work
Family Influences of Work and Status Attainment
Work Attainment
Work and Social Stratification
Career Development Theory
A Career, Self-Worth, and Motivation
Career Development Theories
Designing Workforce Education
Workforce Education Curriculum Design
Curriculum Philosophies
The Ethics of Curriculum Design
Managing the Curriculum Design and Implementation Process
Strategic Preplanning
Implementation Planning
Workforce Education Curriculum Design Models
The Competency Based Education (CBE) Method
Instructional System Design Method (ISD)
Curriculum Implementation
Assessment
Curriculum Design Issues
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Philosophies of Learning
Variables in Instructional Design
Preparing Effective Instruction
One Model of Instructional Effectiveness
The Adult Learner
Supervision of Instruction to Improve Teaching
Assessment of Learning
Curriculum Content
The Philosophical Basis of Content Determination
Methods of Content Selection
Task Analysis
Three Curriculum Content Areas in Workforce Education
Essential Skills
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