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Thinking for a living : education and the wealth of nations

Author: F Ray Marshall; Marc Tucker
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book to address head-on the issue of the appalling mismatch between what our economy needs and what our educational institutions actually provide.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Ray Marshall; Marc Tucker
ISBN: 0465085571 9780465085576
OCLC Number: 30715859
Notes: "With a new preface by the authors"--Cover.
Description: xix, 283 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: * Introduction: The American Economy: Point of Decision America Preeminent: Riding the Second Industrial Revolution to Success * The Mass-Production Economy: the American Way * Mass-Producing Education The Forces Changing the World Economy: Our Competitors Respond * Technology, Competitiveness, and the New International Economy * Our Competitors Take the Lead: The Path to Human-Resource Capitalism The Challenge * America on the Precipice: Will We Boil the Frog? * Facing the ChallengeAt Last The New American System: Strategies for High Performance * The Demand for Excellence: CanAnd WillEmployers and Labor Lead the Way? * Restructuring the Schools for High Performance: Tough Road to Excellence * Incentives: The Great Debate * Building a System Driven by Standards * The Family * Rebuilding a System Driven by Standards * Technical and Professional Education * A Labor-Market System for America Two Futures: Which Will We Choose? * Investing in Our People
Responsibility: Ray Marshall and Marc Tucker.

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