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Transforming the U.S. workforce development system : lessons from research and practice

Author: David Finegold; et al
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Labor and Employment Relations Association, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ©2010.
Series: Labor and Employment Relations Association series.
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"The volume features twelve chapters from leading scholars and practitioners working in the skills field to examine what research tells us about the current state of the U.S. skills system in comparative perspective and the major changes that are required to help better prepare U.S. workers for the challenges of competing in the decades ahead. Particular emphasis is placed on labor-management efforts at enhancing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Finegold; et al
ISBN: 9780913447017 0913447013
OCLC Number: 617604002
Description: 319 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : meeting America's skill challenge / Mary Gatta and David Finegold --
21st-Century competencies and their impact : an interdisciplinary literature review / David Finegold and Alexis Spencer Notabartolo --
The globalization of technology development : implications for U.S. skills policy / Leonard Lynn and Hal Salzman --
Raising skill demand : generating good jobs / George S. Benson and Edward E. Lawler III --
Technology-assisted learning for adult basic education, skills, and English as a second language / Mary McCain --
Connecting the dots : creating a postsecondary education system for the 21st-Century workforce / Susan J. Schurman and Louis Soares --
Employer-led training : extensive and intensive approaches / Robert I. Lerman --
Creating a sector skill strategy : developing high-skill ecosystems / David Finegold and John McCarthy --
Joint union-management workforce development model / Daniel Marschall and Ellen Scully-Russ --
Civil society and the provision of services : the freelancers union experience / Charles Heckscher, Sara Horowitz, and Althea Erickson --
Women, welfare, and workforce development : an agenda for the 21st Century / Mary Gatta and Luisa S. Deprez --
Creating a 21st-Century workforce development system / F. Ray Marshall and Henry A. Plotkin.
Series Title: Labor and Employment Relations Association series.
Other Titles: Transforming the US workforce development system
Transforming the United States workforce development system
Responsibility: edited by David Finegold ... [et al.].

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"The volume features twelve chapters from leading scholars and practitioners working in the skills field to examine what research tells us about the current state of the U.S. skills system in comparative perspective and the major changes that are required to help better prepare U.S. workers for the challenges of competing in the decades ahead. Particular emphasis is placed on labor-management efforts at enhancing skill development"--Pub. website.

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