ERIC Number: ED189423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Getting a Trade. A Study of Apprentices' Experience of Apprenticeship. SCRE Publication 69.
Ryrie, A. C.; Weir, A. D.
This monograph examines the apprenticeship system, especially in electrical and motor vehicle repair work, from two different approaches. A general introduction discusses the choice of industries and apprentices used as a basis for both studies. The exploratory study in Part 1 concentrated on attitudes and perspectives of the participants in the apprenticeship system. Chapter 1 discusses the study's nature and aims. Chapter 2 focuses on entry into apprenticeship and attitudes toward trade and work. Chapter 3 discusses attitudes toward training and education. Chapter 4 concentrates on apprentice's view of future prospects. Chapter 5 deals with the questions of the breadth of skill acquired and levels of skill within trades. Chapter 6 focuses on views of education and training held by other participants. Part 2 reports objective analyses of apprenticeship. Chapter 7 defines the problem--identifying factors contributing to success in apprenticeship. Chapter 8 describes the measurement of first and final year success. Chapter 9 concerns factors associated with changes of employment during the four years after commencement of an apprentice. Chapter 10 is a postscript to the study. Appendixes include a questionnaire for first year apprentices. (YLB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Auto Mechanics, Electricians, Employer Attitudes, Industrial Training, Job Skills, Job Training, Occupational Aspiration, Postsecondary Education, Student Attitudes, Success, Trade and Industrial Education, Work Attitudes
The Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John St., Edinburgh, EH 8 8JR, Scotland (Hardbound, 7.50 pounds; paper 5.75 pounds)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.