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The Resource Beyond the skills gap : preparing college students for life and work, Matthew T. Hora, with Ross J. Benbow and Amanda K. Oleson

Beyond the skills gap : preparing college students for life and work, Matthew T. Hora, with Ross J. Benbow and Amanda K. Oleson

Label
Beyond the skills gap : preparing college students for life and work
Title
Beyond the skills gap
Title remainder
preparing college students for life and work
Statement of responsibility
Matthew T. Hora, with Ross J. Benbow and Amanda K. Oleson
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How can educators ensure that young people who attain a postsecondary credential are adequately prepared for the future? Matthew T. Hora and his colleagues explain that the answer is not simply that students need more specialized technical training to meet narrowly defined employment opportunities. Beyond the Skills Gap challenges this conception of the "skills gap," highlighting instead the value of broader twenty-first-century skills in postsecondary education. They advocate for a system in which employers share responsibility along with the education sector to serve the collective needs of the economy, society, and students. Drawing on interviews with educators in two- and four-year institutions and employers in the manufacturing and biotechnology sectors, the authors demonstrate the critical importance of habits of mind such as problem solving, teamwork, and communication. They go on to show how faculty and program administrators can create active learning experiences that develop students' skills across a range of domains. The book includes in-depth descriptions of eight educators whose classrooms exemplify the effort to blend technical learning with the cultivation of twenty-first-century habits of mind. The study, set in Wisconsin, takes place against the backdrop of heated political debates over the role of public higher education.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
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Hora, Matthew T.
Dewey number
378.1/9809775
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1027.23
LC item number
.H68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Benbow, Ross J.
  • Oleson, Amanda K.
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  • Active learning
  • Employability
  • Vocational qualifications
  • Education, Higher
  • Curriculum planning
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Beyond the skills gap : preparing college students for life and work, Matthew T. Hora, with Ross J. Benbow and Amanda K. Oleson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-253) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why study the skills gap in Wisconsin? -- Business, education, and the role of government -- The great education debate in the Badger State -- The skills gap narrative -- A critique of higher education -- Complicating the narrative -- A critique of the skills gap -- Culture theory and habits of mind -- Where schooling meets the world of work -- Converging views -- Comparing what employers and educators want -- Stories from the field -- Teaching habits of mind in the postsecondary classroom -- Building a skills infrastructure -- Leverage points for change -- Teacher-centered reform -- Support systems for improving postsecondary instruction -- Millennials face the future -- Support systems for today's college students -- A shared responsibility -- Strategic education-industry partnerships -- Conclusion: A new vision for the role of higher education in society
Control code
ocn951506897
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 265 pages
Isbn
9781612509884
Lccn
2016025912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o951506897
  • (OCoLC)951506897
Label
Beyond the skills gap : preparing college students for life and work, Matthew T. Hora, with Ross J. Benbow and Amanda K. Oleson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why study the skills gap in Wisconsin? -- Business, education, and the role of government -- The great education debate in the Badger State -- The skills gap narrative -- A critique of higher education -- Complicating the narrative -- A critique of the skills gap -- Culture theory and habits of mind -- Where schooling meets the world of work -- Converging views -- Comparing what employers and educators want -- Stories from the field -- Teaching habits of mind in the postsecondary classroom -- Building a skills infrastructure -- Leverage points for change -- Teacher-centered reform -- Support systems for improving postsecondary instruction -- Millennials face the future -- Support systems for today's college students -- A shared responsibility -- Strategic education-industry partnerships -- Conclusion: A new vision for the role of higher education in society
Control code
ocn951506897
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 265 pages
Isbn
9781612509884
Lccn
2016025912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o951506897
  • (OCoLC)951506897

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