ERIC Number: ED263400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Overcoming Barriers to Workers' Education. Topic Paper No. 2.
Schaefer, Dennis P.
This booklet is intended to assist union representatives at plants in counseling workers who want to pursue college studies. Presented first is a hypothetical case study of a 37-year-old printer who would like to attend college at night but who is beset with time, family, and money problems. The remainder of the booklet consists of guidelines and strategies for union representatives to use in helping their co-workers to address similar educational barriers, specifically: inadequate information about educational opportunites and negotiated education benefits, lack of time to pursue an education, insufficient funds for tuition and supplies, internal family conflicts resulting from the time and financial constraints imposed by the worker's continuing education plans, pressures from stereotyping by friends and family, and the need for an objective resource person to serve in an advisory or supportive capacity. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admissions Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Students, Case Studies, Counseling Techniques, Educational Counseling, Educational Needs, Family Programs, Guidelines, Individual Needs, Information Dissemination, Labor Education, Post High School Guidance, Postsecondary Education, Stereotypes, Student Financial Aid, Student Motivation, Student Recruitment, Time Management, Unions
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Labor Inst. for Human Enrichment, Inc., Washington, DC. Labor Education Advisory Services.
Note: For related topic papers, see CE 042 926-930.