The skills of amrican workforce

The Study
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We have: identified nations that have consistently scored high on international comparisons of educational achievement on the dimensions that our economic studies identify as important; benchmarked education and training policies and practices in those countries that have the potential for producing substantial gains in system productivity in the United States; and reviewed and synthesized the literature on the sources of creativity and innovation in individuals and identified curricula and pedagogical techniques that have proven effective in promoting those qualities. The result of this work is the following reports and commissioned papers, many of which are available on the Commission’s Web site:


Early Childhood Education: Lessons from the States and Abroad, Lynne Sacks and Betsy Brown Ruzzi

International Education Tests: An Overview, Betsy Brown Ruzzi

Overview of Education Ministries in Selected Countries, Lynne Sacks and Betsy Brown Ruzzi

Profile of the Indian Education System, Gretchen Cheney, Betsy Brown Ruzzi and Karthik Muralidharan

The Challenge from Asia, Marc Tucker


Analysis of Teacher Retirement System Issues, Augenblick, Palaich and Associates

A Survey of College Students about Classroom Teaching as a Career, Vince Breglio

Comparative Governance, Administration and Finance for Elementary and Secondary Education in Selected Countries, Brian Caldwell and Jessica Harris, Educational Transformations Ltd.

Rethinking and Redesigning Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment: What Contemporary Research and Theory Has to Offer, James W. Pellegrino, University of Illinois at Chicago

Educational and Labor Market Outcomes for the Nation’s Teens and Youth Since the Publication of America’s Choice: A Critical Assessment, Andy Sum, Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University

High Performance and Success in Education in Flemish Belgium and the Netherlands, Toon Dijkstra, European Orientation Programs, Maastricht University of Professional Education

Improving Teacher Training Provision in England: 1990-2005, Adrain Ellis, PA Consulting Group

Out-of-School Youth, Tim Barnicle, Senior Advisor, National Center on Education and the Economy (forthcoming)

Sources of Innovation and Creativity: A Summary of the Research, Karlyn Adams, University of Pennsylvania

New Foreign Immigrant Workers and the Labor Market in the U.S.
, Andy Sum, Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University

The Delhi Public School: A Case Study in High Student Achievement, David Marsh, University of Southern California and Judy Codding, America’s Choice, Inc.


The staff prepared case studies of the workforce-economic development systems in 5 states:
North Carolina
Washington State

The staff also produced the following paper on American workforce development systems:

State and Local Workforce Systems: An Overview, Mary Gardner Clagett

The following paper was also commissioned:
New Foreign Immigrant Workers and the Labor Market in the U.S.: The Contributions of New Immigrant Workers to Labor Force and Employment Growth and Their Impact on Native Born Workers, 2000 to 2005, Andy Sum, Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University.

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