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ERIC Number: ED171650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Workers' Education and the Reproduction of Working Class Culture in Sheffield, England.
Hakken, David
A program is described which enables mine workers in Sheffield, England, to participate in a day-release education program once a week for three years. Sponsored by the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds, the program exposes workers to economics, politics, sociology, and labor education while they are receiving full wages. Tutors in the program hold regular university appointments and have backgrounds in industry. Many of them have working class backgrounds and several were students in the day release programs before receiving university diplomas. Courses deal with a wide variety of labor-related topics, including hazards at work, work processes, industrial relations, rights at work, shop steward training, involvement in community affairs, working class television drama, and independent political education. The program also encourages work-related training of high school students and full-time semi-credentialized higher education for working class adults. Workers who have participated in the day release program report that they are more interested in participating in trade unions and working class political and community organization and that they feel better able to promote working class awareness. One measure of success of the program is that there are consistently more than three times as many applicants as places in the program. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: England (Sheffield)
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (Los Angeles, California, 1978)