ERIC Number: ED206258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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Unions and Universities. The Rise of the New Labor Leader.
The emergence of the field of labor studies in both undergraduate and graduate programs, its struggle for acceptance within academe, and its effects within the labor movement are studied. Particular emphasis is given to the impact of the credentials issues on the character of the American union, which has traditionally prized experience rather than education as the best preparation for labor leadership. Also discussed are the power shifts that result from the involvement of the labor movement with universities. Anecdotal documentation is provided based on the author's own experience in developing a master's in labor studies program at the University of the District of Columbia. Specific chapters include the following: University Labor Education: The Historical Tradition; The Development of a Labor Studies Program: A Case Study; The Making of a Discipline: Labor Studies and the Quest for Academic Status; Unions and Universities: A Change in the Balance of Power; Union Staff and Demand for Degrees; and Union Outlooks on Labor Studies. An extensive bibliography and subject index are included. (LB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Graduates, Credentials, Degrees (Academic), Educational Trends, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Labor Relations, Leadership, Masters Programs, Qualifications, School Business Relationship, Status, Undergraduate Study, Union Members, Unions, Work Experience
Allanheld, Osmun and Co. Publishers, 6 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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