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Training Is Taking a Beating in Recession, Studies Find - Workforce

Average training expenditures per employee fell 11 percent in the past year, from $1,202 per learner in 2007 to $1,075 per learner in 2008, according to a report issued Friday, January 23, by research firm Bersin & Associates.

Bersin said its figures include training budgets and payroll. Bersin also said the U.S. corporate training market shrank from $58.5 billion in 2007 to $56.2 billion in 2008, the greatest decline in more than 10 years.

Myths the Business Side Has About Learning: Result of Data Gathering - Will at Work Learning

Will Thalheime gathers a list of Myths that the Business Side Has about Learning.

An 'Obama Effect' on Blacks' Test Scores? - Newsweek

In a paper under review at the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Friedman and colleagues present findings suggesting that Obama might close the black-white gap in scores on standardized tests. That gap reflects, in part, what psychologists call "stereotype threat". In this now well-established phenomenon, being reminded that you belong to a group that, according to prevailing stereotypes, isn't good at something causes you to do worse on a test of that something than if you were not so reminded.

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