Foundations of Workforce Education

Historical, Philosophical, and Theoretical Applications

Author: Ernest W. Brewer,Anthony C. Campbell,Gregory C. Petty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787263607

Category: Career education

Page: 511

View: 8636

The Handbook of Career and Workforce Development

Research, Practice, and Policy

Author: V. Scott H. Solberg,Saba Rasheed Ali

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317501985

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 4380

The Handbook of Career and Workforce Development provides educators, researchers, and policy makers with information on evidence-based programs and activities. Chapters describe ways that current research can be used to promote the design of more effective career development programs and services at local, state, and national levels. Promising career development practices applicable to a range of settings and special populations are identified, as are strategies for communicating evidence in ways that influence career and workforce development public policy. The Handbook of Career and Workforce Development can be used by policy makers and grant program officers to identify key career development ingredients that should be considered in proposals; researchers seeking to make their career development research relevant and practical; and practitioners implementing or advocating for career development programs and services.

Workforce Education

The Basics

Author: Kenneth C. Gray,Edwin L. Herr

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205198344

Category: Education

Page: 326

View: 520

Aims to provide the knowledge base common to all workforce education settings and clients. Designed for those preparing for Human resource Development (HRD) careers in corporate America and for post secondary and secondary workforce education faculty.

Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and Education

Author: Randall R. Cottrell,James T. Girvan,James F. McKenzie,Denise Seabert

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134551974

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 2544

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For undergraduate courses in health education and promotion. Current Real-World Perspectives Enhance Readers’ Understanding of Health Education and Promotion Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and Education provides readers with a solid foundation in the history, philosophy, theory, and ethics of health education. Considered the best overall introduction to the growing field of health education and promotion, the text connects fundamental topics to research, resources, and practitioners. The 7th Edition covers the roles and responsibilities of health education specialists, potential occupational settings, and the ethics that inform professional decisions. Looking at the past, present, and future of health, health care, and health education and promotion, the book features discussions of recent health reforms, the evolving professional landscape, the use of social media in health promotion, and much more.

Plumbing 401

Author: PHCC Educational Foundation

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285770552

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 4447

Designed for the fourth-year plumbing apprentice, Plumbing 401 uses a clear, easy-to-read writing style to provide a thorough understanding of practical plumbing installations and national plumbing codes. Coverage spans residential, commercial, industrial and institutional arenas, and includes important topics such as service and repair, blueprint reading, installation practices, heating systems, and related science and plumbing codes. Practical in its approach, with an emphasis on both safety and the latest plumbing technology, this guidebook will prove to be a valuable resource for apprentice and licensed plumbers alike

Handbook of Education Policy Research

Author: Gary Sykes,Barbara Schneider,David N. Plank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113585646X

Category: Education

Page: 1064

View: 6439

Co-published by Routledge for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Educational policy continues to be of major concern. Policy debates about economic growth and national competitiveness, for example, commonly focus on the importance of human capital and a highly educated workforce. Defining the theoretical boundaries and methodological approaches of education policy research are the two primary themes of this comprehensive, AERA-sponsored Handbook. Organized into seven sections, the Handbook focuses on (1) disciplinary foundations of educational policy, (2) methodological perspectives, (3) the policy process, (4) resources, management, and organization, (5) teaching and learning policy, (6) actors and institutions, and (7) education access and differentiation. Drawing from multiple disciplines, the Handbook’s over one hundred authors address three central questions: What policy issues and questions have oriented current policy research? What research strategies and methods have proven most fruitful? And what issues, questions, and methods will drive future policy research? Topics such as early childhood education, school choice, access to higher education, teacher accountability, and testing and measurement cut across the 63 chapters in the volume. The politics surrounding these and other issues are objectively analyzed by authors and commentators. Each of the seven sections concludes with two commentaries by leading scholars in the field. The first considers the current state of policy design, and the second addresses the current state of policy research. This book is appropriate for scholars and graduate students working in the field of education policy and for the growing number of academic, government, and think-tank researchers engaged in policy research. For more information on the American Educational Research Association, please visit: http://www.aera.net/.

Foundations of Adult and Continuing Education

Author: Jovita M. Ross-Gordon,Amy D. Rose,Carol E. Kasworm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118955099

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 1500

A research-based foundational overview of contemporary adult education Foundations of Adult and Continuing Education distills decades of scholarship in the field to provide students and practitioners with an up-to-date practical resource. Grounded in research and focused on the unique needs of adult learners, this book provides a foundational overview of adult education, and an introduction to the organizations and practices developed to support adult learning in a variety of contexts. The discussion also includes select understandings of international adult education, policy, and methods alongside theoretical frameworks, contemporary and historical contexts, and the guiding principles of adult education today. Coverage of emerging issues includes the aging society, social justice, and more, with expert insight from leading authorities in the field. Many adult educators begin practice through the context of their own experiences in the field. This book provides the broader research, theory, and practice needed for a deeper understanding of adult education and its place in society. Learn the key philosophical and theoretical frameworks of adult education Survey the landscape of the field through contemporary and historical foundations Examine key guiding understandings and practices targeted to adult learners Delve into newer concerns including technology, globalization, and more Foundations of Adult and Continuing Education provides an expertly-led overview of the field, and an essential introduction to real-world practice.

Scenario-based e-Learning

Evidence-Based Guidelines for Online Workforce Learning

Author: Ruth C. Clark,Richard E. Mayer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1172

Scenario-Based e-Learning Scenario-Based e-Learning offers a new instructional design approach that can accelerate expertise, build critical thinking skills, and promote transfer of learning. This book focuses on the what, when, and how of scenario-based e-learning for workforce learning. Throughout the book, Clark defines and demystifies scenario-based e-learning by offering a practical design model illustrated with examples from veterinary science, automotive troubleshooting, sales and loan analysis among other industries. Filled with helpful guidelines and a wealth of illustrative screen shots, this book offers you the information needed to: Identify the benefits of a SBeL design for learners and learning outcomes Determine when SBeL might be appropriate for your needs Identify specific outcomes of SBeL relevant to common organizational goals Classify specific instructional goals into one or more learning domains Apply a design model to present content in a task-centered context Evaluate outcomes from SBeL lessons Identify tacit expert knowledge using cognitive task analysis techniques Make a business case for SBeL in your organization Praise for Scenario-Based e-Learning "Clark has done it again—with her uncanny ability to make complex ideas accessible to practitioners, the guidelines in this book provide an important resource for you to build your own online, problem-centered instructional strategies." —M. David Merrill, professor emeritus at Utah State University; author, First Principles of Instruction "Clark's wonderful book provides a solid explanation of the how, what, and why of scenario-based e-learning. The tools, techniques, and resources in this book provide a roadmap for creating engaging, informative scenarios that lead to tangible, measurable learning outcomes. If you want to design more engaging e-learning, you need to read this book." —Karl M. Kapp, Professor of Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University; author, The Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Foundations of Education

Author: Allan C. Ornstein,Daniel U. Levine,Gerry Gutek,David E. Vocke

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305500989

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 9238

Highly respected for its substantive coverage and analysis of all foundational areas -- social, philosophical, historical, political, economic, curricular, and legal -- FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION, Thirteenth Edition, describes and analyzes the key educational issues and policies affecting American education. The authors relate the book's wide-ranging topics to an array of applied features to help prepare students for their future careers as educators. The chapters on the history and philosophy of education encourage students to construct their own personal philosophy of education, building a strong foundation for a professional career. Completely up-to-date throughout, this edition also provides the latest information on the common core curriculum, accountability, technology in education, school reform, diversity, legal rulings, recent trends in school funding and teacher compensation, new instructional practices, teaching licensure, the outlook for careers, and many other important topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Transforming the U.S. Workforce Development System

Lessons from Research and Practice

Author: David Finegold,Mary Gatta,Hal Salzman,Susan J. Schurman

Publisher: ILR Press

ISBN: 9780913447017

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

View: 5334

This book brings together leading scholars and practitioners working in the job skills field to examine what research tells us about the current state of the U.S. skills system in comparative perspective and the changes that are required for the future.

Technology Use and Research Approaches for Community Education and Professional Development

Author: Bryan, Valerie C.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466629568

Category: Education

Page: 362

View: 5877

As the areas of community education and professional development continue to expand, the technologies that are utilized in these programs are also progressively advancing. However, it can sometimes be difficult to pin-point the best system in such a vast, ever-changing world of technology. Technology Use and Research Approaches for Community Education and Professional Development investigates how the role of information technology is impacting the academic and workplace environments. This publication will explore areas such as unique learning styles, various methods of disseminating information, and technology’s role and impact within these settings. Researchers, practitioners, and instructors in the areas of adult, continued, and higher education will benefit from this text’s innovative way of addressing efficient methods of utilizing technology.

Workforce Crisis

How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills And Talent

Author: Ken Dychtwald,Tamara J. Erickson,Robert Morison

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422146552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 3880

Unprecedented shifts in the age distribution and diversity of the global labor pool are underway. Within the decade, as the massive boomer generation begins to retire and fewer skilled workers are available to replace them, companies in industrialized markets will face a labor shortage and brain drain of dramatic proportions. Ken Dychtwald, Tamara Erickson, and Robert Morison argue that companies ignore these shifts at great peril. Survival will depend on redefining retirement and transforming management and human resource practices to attract, accommodate, and retain workers of all ages and backgrounds. Based on decades of groundbreaking research and study, the authors present innovative and actionable management techniques for leveraging the knowledge of mature workers, reengaging disillusioned midcareer workers, and attracting and retaining talented younger workers. This timely book will help organizations sustain their competitive edge in tomorrow’s inevitably tighter labor markets.

Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration

Author: Wang, Victor C. X.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1616929073

Category: Education

Page: 1236

View: 9438

"The book provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends and theories in adult education, adult ESL (English as a Second Language) and information communication technologies, offering an in-depth description of key terms and theories/concepts related to different areas, issues and trends in adult education worldwide"--Provided by publisher.

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8

A Unifying Foundation

Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309324882

Category: Social Science

Page: 706

View: 6471

Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to continue to build the knowledge base in ways that will directly advance and inform future actions. The recommendations of this book provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the care and the education that children receive, and ultimately improve outcomes for children.

Career Moves

Be Strategic About Your Future (Revised and Enhanced Edition)

Author: Caitlin Williams,Annabelle Reitman

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562868683

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 1009

Shifting demographics, economic turmoil, globalization, and a connected mobile culture have dramatically changed the workforce. Experienced career experts Caitlin Williams and Annabelle Reitman show you how to create your dream career by using and blending these changes in your career-planning process. Explore key competencies that professionals need to be successful, and learn how to make them work for you. This third edition is packed with all new material to help you succeed. Explore the key trends in the training profession. Learn to embrace the changes in the training industry to advance your career. Take advantage of the many exercises to help guide your career choices.

Foundations of Adult Education in Africa

Author: Fredrick Nafukho,Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi,Ruth Nabwala Otunga

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 9789282011218

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 7315

This publication provides a historical perspective on the current educational context. It discusses the impact of the colonial past and the changing practices of the present, highlighting as it does the key concepts, information and principles in the African context. The book touches on such issues as the history of adult education in Africa, philosophy and adult education, socio-cultural, political and economic environments, opportunities and access for adult learners, gender and development in adult education, and adult education as a developing profession. It further considers the impact of information and communication technology and globalization on the policies and structures of lifelong learning.--Publisher's description.

Technology and Its Impact on Educational Leadership: Innovation and Change

Innovation and Change

Author: Wang, Victor C.X.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466600632

Category: Education

Page: 426

View: 8201

Educational leadership draws upon interdisciplinary literature, but distinguishes itself through its focus on pedagogy, epistemology, and human development. As a field of study, it has prescribed pertinent philosophies and practices and has specified specific roles for school administrators and teachers. Technology and Its Impact on Educational Leadership: Innovation and Change covers not only K-12 and higher education leadership, but also the relationship between Web 2.0 technologies and educational leadership. Contributions within this book discuss chronic issues in the study of to technology and its impact on educational leadership that have perplexed educational establishments. This work promotes learning and further research for professors, scholars, researchers, and graduate students involved in educational leadership and related fields.

Definitive Readings in the History, Philosophy, Theories and Practice of Career and Technical Education

Author: Wang, Victor C. X.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1615207481

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 361

Definitive Readings in the History, Philosophy, Theories and Practice of Career and Technical Education brings together definitive writings on CTE by leading figures and by contemporary thinkers in the history, philosophy, practice and theories of the field. Filling a much needed void in existing literature, this book equips scholars and practitioners with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed in the field of CTE.

Handbook of Research on E-Learning Applications for Career and Technical Education: Technologies for Vocational Training

Technologies for Vocational Training

Author: Wang, Victor C. X.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605667404

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1028

View: 6568

Provides an authoritative reference collection on leading international insights into the integration of technology tools and applications with adult and vocational instruction.