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Thinking for a living

F. Ray Marshall

Thinking for a living

work, skills, and the future of the American economy

by F. Ray Marshall

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  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Education -- Economic aspects -- United States.,
  • Economic development -- Effect of education on.,
  • Labor supply -- United States -- Effect of education on.,
  • Industry and education -- United States.,
  • Educational change -- United States.

  • About the Edition

    Why should employers pay American workers much more to work far fewer hours a year than the competition? They won"t - unless Americans know more and can do more than the workers with whom they compete. Thinking for a living 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. A massive imbalance between the resources available for the education of our managerial, technical, and professional workers on the one hand, and our line workers on the other, threatens our economic survival, according to Marshall and Tucker. The book provides a blueprint for the radical reconstruction of our schools, following much the same principles that allowed some of America"s leading industrial organizations to rescue themselves from the brink of ruin by greatly raising productivity without increasing costs. But education, the authors point out, is far more than schooling. All the major functions of our society must function as integrated learning systems. This book spells out how families, communities, and, most of all, businesses can contribute to the effectiveness of our most valuable resource: people. The American educational system is designed to meet the manpower needs of a bygone era. If America is to survive in the infinitely more demanding economic environment of the next century, we must maximize the skills of our work force. Our economic policies will fail - and our standard of living will fall - unless they are linked to an aggressive education policy that results in unprecedented levels of performance.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-267) and index.

    StatementRay Marshall and Marc Tucker.
    ContributionsTucker, Marc, 1939-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLC66 .M37 1992, LC66 .M37 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 283 p. ;
    Number of Pages283
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18006533M
    ISBN 100465085555
    LC Control Number91058596

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