ERIC Number: ED023787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Labor in Learning: Public School Treatment of the World of Work.
The purpose of this study was to determine what 11th and 12th grade students in social studies classes in Los Angeles County are being taught about what it means to be an employee, i.e., the responsibilities, regulations, problems, rights, and benefits of being a wage or salary earner. Personal interviews, questionnaires, check lists, and tally sheets were used with teachers, publishing company salesmen, and others to obtain responses to questions such as: (1) How is the American labor movement, its history, contributions, problems, and ambitions, presented in the required textbooks and courses of social studies in public high schools? and (2) Are adequate space and explanation devoted to the legislation regulating labor-management relations at the present time? The conclusion of the study was that youth are being taught what it meant to be an employee in the crafts or laboring class up to 1935; however, within the limits of this study, they are not being realistically oriented to the contemporary world of work. The appendixes include data such as the evaluation of 35 labor topics as presented in current textbooks. (CH)
Descriptors: Career Development, Content Analysis, Economics, Employment, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Orientation, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Textbooks, Unions, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024 ($2.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Labor Research and Education.
Identifiers: California; California (Los Angeles County); World of Work Economic Education Project