This work brings together articles and papers by union leaders, activists, social scientists, and educators to provide an overview of the field of worker education. Along with presenting the major historical models of worker education, the book addresses the present issues confronting worker educators today. The book's final sections present alternative models of worker education that illustrate a variety of approaches currently being employed. All selections found in this volume represent original contributions not published elsewhere. The first section of the book considers the field of worker education from four levels of social determinism: institutional, ideological, pedagogical, and personal. The second part focuses on three historical stages of worker education. The articles cover the early radical phase of worker education, the period of union-university cooperation, and the current, dominant union-sponsored model of worker education. The third section considers issues which have risen from worker education's history, institutional configurations, and worker education's place in modern American society. The final section of the book presents evaluations of working alternatives to the dominant models of worker education. The authors not only discuss specific programs and institutions, but they do so in the context of the historical models outlined in the first two sections and the issues raised in Part 3. This book will be of value to students of the social science and education disciplines, adult and labor educators, trade unionists, and others interested in this burgeoning field.
Authors: Steven H. London, Elvira R. Tarr, Joseph F. Wilson
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Praeger
This work brings together articles and papers by union leaders, activists, social scientists, and educators to provide an overview of the field of worker education. Along with presenting the major historical models of worker education, the book addresses the present issues confronting worker educators today. The book's final sections present
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Nova Publishers
This collection of articles and artwork examines inclusive community development education, which engages members of diverse, often marginalised groups in research and education for social change. Community development education is the democratic and scholarly practice of involving everyday people, from all backgrounds, in the research-based process of designing, starting, and
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: SIU Press
In this study of the history of rhetoric education, Susan Kates focuses on the writing and speaking instruction developed at three academic institutions founded to serve three groups of students most often excluded from traditional institutions of higher education in late-nineteenth-and early-twentieth-century America: white middle-class women, African Americans, and members