Selected Contemporary Work Force Reports: A Synthesis and Critique
Compares recommendations about work force preparation and performance standards/measures of four major government reports. Contrasts the approaches in these reports with TQM and makes recommendations for a unified national policy on the education and training of the work force.
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Page 15 - By the year 2000, US students will be first in the world in science and mathematics achievement; 5 By the year 2000, every adult American will be literate and will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global economy and...
Page 15 - English, mathematics, science, history and geography, and every school in America will ensure that all students learn to use their minds well, so that they may be prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning and productive employment in our modern economy.
Page ii - DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED - Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states: "No person In the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Page ii - No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Page 15 - By the Year 2000 1. All children in America will start school ready to learn. 2. The high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90%. 3.
Page 25 - The qualities of high performance that today characterize our most competitive companies must become the standard for the vast majority of our employers, public and private, large and small, local and global.
Page 1 - The parts are broken down so that the ultimate elements are as simple as possible; thus an unskilled worker in a narrow job who is cheap to replace and who takes little time to train would be regarded as an ideal job design.
Page 50 - Deming's way, the manager understands that he needs the workers not only to do the work, but to help him improve the system. Thus he will not regard them simply as robots made of flesh and bone, but he will rather consider them as thinking creative human beings
Page 42 - Each system developed under subsection (a) shall include — (1) measures of learning and competency gains, including student progress in the achievement of basic and more advanced academic skills; (2) 1 or more measures of performance, which shall include only — (A) competency attainment; (B) job or work skill attainment or enhancement including student progress in achieving occupational skills necessary to obtain employment in the field for which the student has been prepared, including occupational...