ERIC Number: ED200734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Work Patterns: Implications for Worklife Education and Training. Worker Education and Training Policies Project.
This monograph explores the major categories of alternative work patterns, e.g., flexitime, permanent part-time employment, job sharing, the compressed work week, and reduced work time. Advantages and disadvantages of each type are discussed, and new insight is offered into an unexplored dimension of the major types of alternative work patterns: their differing implications for adult worker participation in education and training activities. After examining the implications of these differing schemes on educational and training opportunity, the paper sets forth a series of recommendations for the attention of business, labor, education, and government officials concerned to assess and seize the opportunities present in more flexible work arrangements. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Opportunities, Employment Practices, Flexible Working Hours, Futures (of Society), Labor Education, Part Time Employment, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Training
National Institute for Work and Learning, Suite 301, 1211 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (Order No.: PRM 8, $8.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.