ERIC Number: ED102311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Learning to Work. Sage Contemporary Social Science Issues 4.
Geer, Blanche, Ed.
The collection of readings reflects some of the findings of a five year cooperative research project entitled Educational Experiences of Non-College Youth that focused on four areas of occupational training: (1) apprentices, (2) private trade schools, (3) training courses in the armed forces and (4) on-the-job training. Control of training, the substantive fit of training and work, the articulation of training with employment, the fit of classes to on-the-job training, testing and evaluation, the openess of the learning situation, and the opportunity for self-evaluation are dimensions touched on in the studies. Included in the publication are: The Story of the Project (Blanche Geer); Students Without Teachers: Student Culture at a Barber College (Clyde M. Woods); Binging: Educational Control Among High Steel Ironworkers (Jack Haas); Structural Constraints on Learning: Butchers' Apprentices (Hannah Meara Marshall); Situational Learning in a School with Clients (Marilyn S. Notkin); Learning to Sell Door to Door: Teaching as Persuasion (Robert Bogdan); Individuality in a Factory (Esther Young); External Control of Recruits: The County Jail School (Lewis A. Mennerick); and A School Is a Lousy Place to Learn Anything In (Howard S. Becker). (MW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Career Development, Educational Research, Job Training, Learning Experience, Nonformal Education, Off the Job Training, On the Job Training, Proprietary Schools, Student Evaluation, Trade and Industrial Education, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
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