Lecture Notes 071806 - economy. 2 Consequences of the Gap...

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Katie Kerr SOC 302 July 18, 2006 Economy 1) knowledge/service economy 2) old contract is eliminated Families Insecurity (wages) -> stress Economy Education When you have changes in the economy, you have changes in the skills needed,  which affects the education system. There is a gap between what the economy needs and what the schools are  teaching. New institutions are creating new bodies of knowledge that affect jobs in the 
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Unformatted text preview: economy. 2 Consequences of the Gap between Education and the Economy 1) There are a number of jobs being created in the United States, and to fill them employees are either bringing in international workers, or outsourcing the jobs. 2) We have people graduating from high school without the skills/knowledge needed to fill good decent jobs that pay for a middle class lifestyle....
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