ERIC Number: ED367847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Not Just a Number. Experiences of Workplace Learning by Workers in the North of England.
Frank, Fiona, Ed.
In April 1992, 16 individuals who were all employed in manual or nonsupervisory jobs and who had all participated in employer-funded adult education courses offered partly or entirely during work hours attended a weekend retreat in the north of England. They spent the weekend talking and writing about their experiences with work-based learning, its effect on their lives, and the broader benefits of work-based education programs. This book presents the collected writings of the weekend program's participants. The writings are in various formats, including reports, essays, and poems. In the introductory section, two participants describe their involvement in workplace learning and its significance in their lives. The writings in chapters 1 and 2 describe typical workdays in the lives of service occupation and factory workers, and the poems and essays in chapter 3 focus on the participants' reasons for taking work-based adult education courses and the personal and career benefits of the courses. The works presented in chapter 4 offer reasons why giving employees access to education during work time benefits employers and include points for employers to consider when developing work-based learning programs. In chapter 5, participants offer their views of the weekend retreat. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Corporate Education, Creative Writing, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Benefits, Foreign Countries, Unskilled Workers, Weekend Programs, Work Attitudes, Workplace Literacy
Center for the Study of Education and Training, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YL, England, United Kingdom (3.50 British pounds, plus 2 pounds postage and packing).
Publication Type: Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Leverhulme Trust, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Lancaster Univ. (England).
Identifiers: England; Tuition Benefit Programs
Note: Foreword by Jane Mace. For a related document, see CE 065 911.