- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Harvard Education Press (November 29, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612509878
- ISBN-13: 978-1612509877
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #743,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beyond the Skills Gap: Preparing College Students for Life and Work
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“So few commentators on the so-called ‘skills gap’ give serious thought to the purposes of higher education, or to the teaching and learning environments needed for today's students. The book goes beyond ideology to offer a deeper understanding of the challenges that face higher education institutions and faculty.”
—Michael Bastedo, professor and director, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan
“Beyond the Skills Gap cuts through the agendas and talks to the people on the front lines to find out how best to provide the skills that both individuals and employers need. An important guide for policy makers and practitioners.”
—Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management and director, Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School, and professor of education, University of Pennsylvania
“Hora delivers a breath of fresh air to the conversation about skills gaps. Focusing on Wisconsin, this research demonstrates the need to revisit how the framing of higher education, as well as teaching and learning, influence educational attainment and workforce development goals.”
—Valerie Lundy-Wagner, associate research director, Jobs for the Future, and affiliate researcher, Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment
Matthew T. Hora is an assistant professor in adult teaching and higher education in the Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a research scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Ross J. Benbow is an associate researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at University of Wisconsin–Madison. Amanda K. Oleson is an education scholar particularly interested in research and policies related to preK–20/workforce pathways.
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Beyond the Skills Gap is at its best when arguing for the complexity of the higher education enterprise. It is a point other Wisconsin intellectuals, like John R. Commons and, more recently, Charles W. Anderson, would have appreciated. I am also sure that they would have joined me in viewing this work as simultaneously a sterling example and ringing endorsement of the “Wisconsin Idea.”