ERIC Number: ED025711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Trade Union in the Economy as a Factor in the Differential Development of Workers' Education in Great Britain and the United States.
Robinson, James William
This study sought to determine why British and American labor education programs have differed; how present divergences differ from those of the past; and to what extent the characteristics of unions and of industrial relations explain the differences. Judicial and legislative restrictions led to British labor unions' involvement in partisan political activity early in their development; and because of reliance on economic and political pressures by the unions, British labor education was general, and lacked union participation. In the United States, reliance on collective bargaining within a regulated industrial relations system led to emphasis on union functions in labor education. Since World War II, British unions have been devoting more resources to labor education and have provided training in bargaining and administration to secure improved economic benefits. However, American labor education has shifted its attention from economic to social concerns and now includes more social science instruction, often by non-union organizations. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Administration, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Enrollment, Extension Education, General Education, History, Labor Economics, Labor Education, Labor Relations, Liberal Arts, Participant Characteristics, Research, Socioeconomic Influences, Unions
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Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC.
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.