Accession Number : ADA261956


Title :   The Education Industry: An Economic Baseline (Post Secondary Education and Vocational-Technical Training)


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Tison, Donald C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261956.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : Is American education/training helping or hindering its competitiveness in an increasingly international marketplace? From the initial alarms of the 1983 A Nation at Risk report by the National Commission on Excellence in Education to the recent 1991 National Education Goals Report, the prevailing attitude is that the United States is not meeting international academic standards...whatever these standards may be. As South Carolina Governor Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. (R), Chairman of the National Education Goals Panel, puts it, Our students are not world class and we recognize it. This research paper provides an economic baseline for the upper two segments of the education industry: post-secondary (higher) education and vocational-technical (voc-tech) training. Post-Secondary and Voc-Tech Training are analyzed per the standard organizational studies model developed by Edward S. Mason: structure (the players), conduct (their behavior), and performance (how well they do).


Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES , *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS , *SCHOOLS , *DEFICIENCIES , *EDUCATION , *TRAINING , COMPETITION , MALES , BEHAVIOR , FEMALES , FINANCE , ORGANIZATION THEORY , INTERNATIONAL , INSTRUCTORS , EMPLOYMENT , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , STANDARDS , COMPARISON , STUDENTS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE