ERIC Number: ED023061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Adult Education Opportunities for Labor; Labor Education in the United States. Final Report.
Rogin, Lawrence; Rachlin, Marjorie
IAR-Research Bulletin, v8 n2 Feb 1968
In the United States, most labor education is conducted by labor unions and university centers; it is not universally available throughout the country, but rather concentrated in the industrial northeast and middle west. National unions representing about half of the labor unionists conduct most of the education; they determine their own activities and only a few run major programs. Some education is run by local unions, the national AFL-CIO, and its state and local affiliates. Twenty-seven university centers, mostly located at state universities, conduct programs; but most labor education is at least union sponsored; programs provide training in union skills or education about unionism. It is usually in short, self-contained units, conferences, short courses, and brief residential schools but there are some longer residential programs and some continuing education courses, especially in the social sciences. Recent changes include more continuing study, more broad social issues, more sophistication in methods, more staff training, and more university centers and unions supporting education. (authors/ly)
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Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. National Inst. for Labor Education.