RONALD R. MORGAN is an expert in the psychology of learning and instruction. He serves as the director of the educational and school psychology programs of study at Loyola University of Chicago.
JUDITH A. PONTICELL is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Tech University./e Her research focuses on adult learning, school effectiveness, and establishing educational partnerships in the workplace.
EDWARD E. GORDON is President of Imperial Corporate Training and Development and teaches at Loyola University in Chicago. Together they have co-authored Futurework: The Revolution Reshaping American Business (Praeger, 1994) and Closing the Literacy Gap in American Business (Quorum Books, 1991).
Future Jobs: Solving the Employment and Skills Crisis offers an economic and historical perspective on the evolution of jobs and careers, explains how technology has permanently altered the U.S. job/labor market, and provides practical information for businesses seeking qualified workers, educators preparing students for careers, unemployed or underemployed individuals, and those interested in changing careers.
The book examines the problem of the mismatch between individuals' skills and employers' job needs from the perspectives of both employers and employees or prospective employees, offering comprehensive regional solutions to the issues each group faces. The author reveals the most promising jobs and careers of the next decade for early-career job seekers and workers with established careers looking to change their path, and provides potential solutions to the jobs and skills disconnect in America, including education reform, business and government policy changes, and regional public-private partnerships.