By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Center for Education, Committee on the Impact of the Changing Economy on the Education System, Nevzer G. Stacey, Patricia Albjerg Graham

The Workshop at the "Knowledge economic system and Postsecondary schooling" files adjustments visible within the postsecondary schooling procedure. In her document, Lisa Hudson specializes in who's partaking in postsecondary schooling; Tom Bailey concentrates on group faculties because the such a lot responsive associations to service provider wishes; Carol Twigg surveys the ways in which four-year associations try to change their curricular choices and pedagogy to evolve those who may be extra helpful; and Brian Pusser emphasizes the public's broader pursuits in better schooling and demanding situations the attractiveness of the primacy of task instruction for the person and of "market" metaphors as a suitable descriptor of yankee larger schooling. An instance of a for-profit corporation delivering precious guideline for staff is usually tested. Richard Murnane, Nancy Sharkey, and Frank Levy examine the event of Cisco highschool and group students have to testify to their info know-how abilities to earn certificate. ultimately, John Bransford, Nancy Vye, and Helen Bateman deal with the methods studying happens and the way those should be inspired, quite in our on-line world.

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NOTE: The 1998 data are for degree-granting institutions. Data in 1981 were not available for degree-granting institutions, so data in this year represent two-year and four-year institutions of higher education. In any given year, enrollment estimates for these two types of institutions differ by about 1 percent. ) This table shows, first of all, that enrollments at public institutions are almost evenly split between those at the four-year level and those at the two-year level, while enrollments at private institutions are heavily concentrated at the four-year level.

Who Enrolls in College 5 The modal college student in 1970 was a young (under age 24) White male who attended school full-time; today the modal college student looks much the same, except she is female. Attending school along with today’s modal student is a more diverse student body. College students vary more now than they did during the 1970s in age (as the population has aged and more older students have enrolled in college), minority composition (reflecting population changes and enrollment growth among some minorities), and attendance status (as more students have enrolled part-time).

144). 20 DEMOGRAPHIC AND ATTAINMENT TRENDS IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ment rates fluctuated, suggesting that the labor market may have (at least temporarily) met its demand for college-educated workers. Of course, many factors in addition to the wage premium can affect college enrollment rates, and some factors (such as a growing highskill economy) may drive both measures in the same direction. Nonetheless, these trends seem to suggest that labor market demand for a college education was particularly strong during the 1980s and may have leveled off in the late 1990s.

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