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Education alignment info; Research on “Work” July 20, 2006

Posted by Tom in Education, Media, Research, Workforce.
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Thanks to Don Iannone at Economic Development Futures Journal, I came across the following two pieces of information that have the potential to tie the world of education into the emerging workforce-economic development spectrum.

First, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills released a new report, “Results That Matter: 21st Century Skills and High School Reform,” that details where a combination of business and education professional leaders feel that education must go in order to ensure ongoing competitiveness of our nation’s workforce. The real surprising piece to me is that the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers put their organization’s names on this – right next to some of the most powerful businesses in the country. This is a very, very strong piece that everyone interested in this topic should download and read.

Forbes online offers a wonderful, resource-rich collection of articles related to in-depth research that they did on the concept of work. Everything from the first jobs of some of our nation’s leaders to surveys of attitudes toward work to the jobs of the future…and the past. Great work. I hope that this collection of articles is available in print – I’ll have to run out to the bookstore to see if Forbes put this project in its latest edition. (UPDATE: I checked this week’s Forbes…the online content was referred to but not published. If you want to read it, I’d strongly suggest you read the content online soon because you never know when content will be pulled from a website!)

No filler today – just meaty information from people who know. Enjoy!

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