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Works: 74 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 609 library holdings
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Most widely held works by MDC, Inc
America's shame, America's hope : twelve million youth at risk by R. C Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document is an executive summary of a report asserting that the under-education of a body of students, known as "at-risk" youth, presents a crisis in American public education that has been overlooked by the educational reform movement of the 1980s. These youth are referred to as "at-risk" because they leave school unprepared for either further education or available jobs. Often they are prepared only for lives of alienation and dependency. If the trend continues, the result will be a labor force unsuited to post-industrial economy. Workers' basic skills, particularly at the entry level, are not sufficient for the United States to compete in a world economy. Federal aid to education has declined in real dollars by 23 percent, and is now insufficient to serve the following at-risk groups: (1) low-income children in need of pre-school education; (2) students in need of remedial programs; (3) students in need of bilingual education; and (4) youth in need of job training. However, the most formidable barriers to assisting at-risk youth do not concern a lack of money, but the failure to perceive them as in need of specific long-term attention, resistance to educational change at the state and local levels, and an absence of genuine leadership at the federal level. Figure 1 includes an outline of a Policy and Program Development Phase-Descriptor Continuum. Figure 2 includes a list of findings and recommendations. (Fmw)
The state of the South : a report to the region and its leadership by Inc., Chapel Hill, Nc Mdc( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report analyzes 30-year trends in population, jobs, income, poverty, and education in the South, including comparisons to national trends and projections for the year 2010. The report aims to document the South's success in overcoming poverty and discrimination, draw attention to barriers that block further economic progress, and make recommendations to regional leaders for future goals. States included in the analysis are Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. The report is based on data from the decennial Census (1970-1990), the March 1994 Current Population Survey, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce). This report concludes that: (1) the region's immediate future requires massive adult education and retraining to cope with an aging workforce and a decline in young workers; (2) the shift away from traditional industries requires that the region pay attention both to creating jobs and to raising income if it expects further progress; (3) demographic trends and inadequate education threaten the South's continued prosperity in an economy that increasingly discriminates against the uneducated and single-parent families; (4) despite substantial improvements in state poverty rates, economic erosion appears in both rural areas and central cities; (5) despite remarkable progress over the past 20 years, too few Southerners finish high school, take postsecondary classes, graduate from college, or earn doctoral degrees; and (6) education is the key to making the South more competitive, with better jobs, higher-skilled workers and stronger businesses. Includes many maps and figures. (Lp)
The state of the South : a report to the region and its leadership( )

in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaining the competitive edge : the challenge to North Carolina's community colleges by Commission on the Future of the North Carolina Community College System( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recommendations presented in this report were developed by the Commission on the Future of the North Carolina Community College System to improve the operation, funding, and economic and social returns of the state's community colleges. Section 1 provides a summary of upcoming challenges facing the colleges and the Commission's response to those challenges. Six fundamental changes for improving the system are recommended: (1) provide every community college student access to quality teaching and academic support services; (2) establish mechanisms to promote accountability and increased flexibility in funding; (3) provide opportunities for all adults to master basic critical thinking skills; (4) help business and industry adapt to technological change and promote small business development; (5) build strong partnerships with the public schools and state universities; and (6) develop strong leadership for the system and its colleges. After section 2 reviews the economic conditions that necessitate an exemplary community college system, section 3 identifies various problems experienced by the colleges, including issues related to funding levels, salaries, resource allocation, planning and goal setting, professional development, comprehensive education, access, basic skills, business and industry support, leadership, and state and local governance. Section 4 sets forth the Commission's major goals, and section 5 offers 33 specific recommendations for achieving them. Finally, section 6 presents a timetable for implementing the recommendations. Financial projections are appended. (Ajl)
The state of the South : 2000 by Inc., Chapel Hill, Nc Mdc( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report charts the economic changes occurring in the South during the past two decades, presents a status report on where the South is today, and offers an agenda for future development. The South has made great strides, diversifying its economy and improving racial inequities. Several of its cities have successfully engaged the new economy, but the disparity between these cities and areas that still depend on the old economic strategies of the South, especially rural areas, is increasing. Many in the rural South, and many Latinos and Asians migrating into the South, do not have the education for more than low-paying service jobs, so even though job growth is ahead of the rest of the nation, per capita income is less. The introductory chapter describes the impacts of globalization. The second chapter discusses job growth, business mix changes, foreign investment, exports, occupational mix changes, and information technology. Chapter 3 looks at the impacts of global forces on the region, including new-economy cities, rural stress, digital literacy, migration, immigration, aging, and education. Chapter 4 presents an agenda for the future, noting that the South must create more and better jobs, educate all its people for the modern economy, foster the discovery and application of new ideas, and foster a strong civic culture. The final chapter presents a 2-page demographic portrait of each Southern state. (Contains 22 references.) (Td)
On the edge : three years after the report of the Commission on the Future of the North Carolina Community College system by Inc., Chapel Hill, NC MDC( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1989, the Commission on the Future of the North Carolina Community College System adopted a series of recommendations to improve the operation, funding, and economic and social returns of the state's community colleges. This report looks at each of the major challenges of the Commission, reviews trends and developments that may have altered the situation in the past 3 years, highlights progress to date in achieving the Commission's goals, and points to new areas of concern. The six sections of the report focus on: (1) quality and access, including the colleges' efforts to provide student access to quality teaching and academic support services; (2) accountability and funding, including progress made in increasing planning and research capacities systemwide and decreases in funds allocated; (3) basic and critical thinking skills, including workplace and family literacy programs; (4) service to business and industry, including the expansion of focused industrial training, matching curricula to specific workplace demands, and the establishment of specialized technology centers; (5) partners in education, including partnerships between community colleges and high schools and the University of North Carolina System; and (6) leadership and governance, including the creation of a statewide task force on governance, the Executive Management Leadership Institute, and a leadership program for women and minorities. (ECC)
The state of the South 1998 : a report to the region and its leadership by Inc., Chapel Hill, Nc Mdc( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report builds upon the "State of the South, 1996" report by concentrating on how various segments of the region's population are faring, with special attention to gender, ethnicity, and education. States included in the regional analysis are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Most data come from special tabulations of the March Current Population Survey by the Bureau of the Census (1976-1997). An analysis of population, migration, and metropolitanization finds that the South is becoming a multiethnic society; African Americans are returning to the South along with other newcomers; and the South is now more urban and suburban than rural. An analysis of jobs, labor force, earnings, and education finds that a changing economic structure is making more high-quality jobs available and producing changes in who holds those jobs; women have steadily increased their participation in the workforce, but men have not; more women than men attend two-year and four-year colleges and the gap is widening; and the financial payoff from education beyond high school grew over two decades and remains large, while the less educated are increasingly left out of the job market. An analysis of southern families finds a sharp and paradoxical increase both in two-parent, two-earner families and single-parent, single-earner families; an enlarged middle class among both blacks and whites, but also a large income gap between white families and black and Hispanic families; and many families headed by single mothers with no more than a high school education. A final section reports on higher education, philanthropy, and leadership. (Contains 17 graphs and tables.) (Sas)
Greater expectations : the South's workforce is the South's future : report of MDC, Inc., and its Advisory Panel on Southern Workforce Development( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A place to start : the Kenan Trust Family Literacy Project by David Perkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document explains an intergenerational literacy project, established by the Kenan Trust in 1988, in which more than 300 adults and children have participated at 7 pilot sites in North Carolina and Kentucky and for which an additional 22 sites in 11 states are planned. The first section relates one participant's experience with the project. Section 2 describes the project's model that focuses on family as the critical context in which learning is either stimulated or stifled. (With this model, undereducated parents and their preschool children go to school together: the parent for adult literacy and prevocational training, the child for early childhood development classes, and both together for classes on how to create in the home an atmosphere that supports learning). A rationale for the current attention focused on literacy development is followed by discussion of the necessity of an integrated program designed to meet all of the varied but interrelated needs of the disadvantaged family. A typical day for project participants and the origin of the Kenan model are described. New cooperative relationships among service providers are suggested in order for the model to work successfully. The last sections of the document cite test results and quotes parents and teachers about the success of the project, describe the mission of the National Center for Family Literacy, present a thank-you letter and poem written to project staff from a program graduate, and list the project's staff, adjunct training faculty, and advisory board. (Cml)
Guiding children to success : what schools and communities can do by Richard A Mendel( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary final report : the utilization and effectiveness of CETA Title I special grants to governors by Inc MDC( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CETA Title IV project description reports by Inc MDC( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three faces of rural North Carolina : a summary report to the North Carolina Commission on Jobs and Economic Growth( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's do it our way : working together for educational excellence by R. C Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The States' Excellence in Education Commissions : who's looking out for at-risk youth( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven special kids : employment problems of handicapped youth, a study by R. C Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An independent sector assessment of the Job Training Partnership Act : phase 1 : the initial transition by Gary C Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Final report : state job training coordinating councils by Edward F Dement( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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