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ERIC Number: ED418237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-828-2488-8
The Role of the Company in Generating Skills: The Learning Effects of Work Organisation. Germany. CEDEFOP Document.
Grunewald, Uwe; Zimmer, Gerhard; Sauter, Edgar
This document reports the findings of a 3-year study of company strategies and the training impact of labor organization in Germany. Among the topics discussed in the theoretical overview presented in section 1 are the following: the growing importance of learning in a working environment; Germany's continuing training "system" and funding structures; acquisition of skills in a working environment; structures explaining the process of acquisition of job skills in firms; regional training and continuing training structures; national variables explaining the development of training and continuing training structures; and the context for analysis of learning processes at the workplace. Section 2 consists of three case studies that were selected as being illustrative of the following: use of work-related skilling processes to update the skilling capacity of vocational training; use of group work as a form of work organization as part of continuing training at the workplace; and use of a newly introduced office communications system as a means of skilling at the workplace. Part 3 is a synthesis report that examines the case study findings regarding learning processes at the workplace and basic conditions and factors influencing learning at the workplace. The bibliography contains 13 references. (MN)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers: Germany; Learning Organizations