ERIC Number: ED200730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Education Fund of District Council 37: A Case Study. Worker Education and Training Policies Project.
This report describes and analyzes the programs of the Education Fund of District Council 37 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in New York City. The Education Fund is a program carried out by the union to provide a wide variety of educational curricula, many on its premises, for the union's thousands of members in clerical, blue collar, and professional occupations. The Educational Fund has a participation rate well above the average of 4-5 percent nationwide for employer-sponsored tuition-assistance plans. The report describes the structure, membership, facilities, and services of the union; current programs and services of the Education Fund; background and development of the Fund, including history and objectives; the key provisions of the Education Fund (eligibility, admissions, class location and scheduling, curriculum, and financing); administration of the Fund; support services provided to participants, such as counseling, a learning lab, and a library; promotion of the Fund; member use rates; and assessment of the Fund's success. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Case Studies, Courses, Education Work Relationship, Educational Opportunities, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Enrollment, Higher Education, Labor Education, Participant Characteristics, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Publicity, Student Personnel Services, Training Allowances, Tuition Grants, Unions
National Institute for Work and Learning, Suite 301, 1211 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (Order No.: CS 1, $7.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: AFSCME District Council 37 NY; New York (New York)
Note: For related documents see CE 028 398-412.