ERIC Number: ED084324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
White Workers and Black Trainees: An Outline of Some of the Issues Raised by Special Training Programs for the Disadvantaged. Key Issues Series, Number 13.
Shedd, Joseph B.
The purpose of this report is to provide a firmer foundation for considering the questions involved in regular workers' reactions to training programs for the disadvantaged. Operating from what is largely a social-psychological perspective, the writer has attempted to outline some of the issues which seem important. Since there has been so little research on the subject, the first section of this report will look more closely at the question of why the reactions of regular workers are important to trainees and to the success of a program. A following section will consider how regular workers might interpret and respond to the behavior of trainees. Other sections will discuss the reactions of coworkers to training programs themselves, and, particularly, their reactions to the"special treatment" which trainees often receive; structural elements, such as work groups and supervision; and how employers might minimize negative reactions and encourage program support on the part of regular workers. This report deals with the reactions of regular workers to trainees. This training may consist of formal classroom instruction in basic education of work skills, group counseling, orientation sessions on plant rules and work behavior, actual job performance under closer supervision than normal, or any combination of these approaches. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Blacks, Compensatory Education, Industrial Training, Job Training, Labor Relations, Laborers, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations, Resentment, Role Perception, Social Attitudes, Trainees, Whites, Work Attitudes
Publications Div., New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell Univ.