ERIC Number: ED164387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Labor Studies Programs: Objectives, Proposals, Policies, Outlines & Guidelines.
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Detroit, MI.
This document outlines a labor studies program which may lead to several levels of achievement: a certificate in labor studies, an associate degree, an associate of arts degree, or a transfer of credits leading to a baccalaureate degree. The program is intended for labor union members or for anyone else interested in labor studies. Objectives of the proposed program are: (1) to provide a broad understanding and perspective of economic, social, and political problems, (2) to provide educational opportunities for individual growth and advancement, and (3) to equip members of labor organizations with skills needed to exercise their union and civic responsibilities. The curriculum combines the fields of social science, humanities, and communications. The bulk of the document contains descriptions and syllabi for 12 courses, each of which is outlined for an eighteen-week duration. The courses include Introduction to Organized Labor in America, Collective Bargaining (three separate courses), Union Leadership Skills, Structure and Administration of Unions, and a Laboratory-Intern Labor Project. A bibliography listing textbooks, supplementary reading, and films is included for each course. Post-secondary institutions in the United States and Canada offering labor education/labor studies programs based on this model are listed. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Arbitration, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Collective Bargaining, Communication Skills, Community Colleges, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Humanities, Internship Programs, Labor Economics, Labor Education, Labor Problems, Leadership Responsibility, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Guides, Two Year Colleges, Unions
Education Department, International Union, UAW, 8000 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48214 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Detroit, MI.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 088 and SO 011 089; Charts on pages 101-112 may not reproduce clearly due to light print and page 14 has been removed due to copyright laws