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ERIC Number: ED189423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 217
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.
Identifiers: Scotland