ERIC Number: ED263401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Successful Adult Workers' Education Programs. Topic Paper No. 4.
Exemplary projects by unions and colleges are laying the groundwork for successful workers education. The University Studies/Weekend College program at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) has a classical curriculum in general education that is both lofty and grounded in those areas most engaging to workers. Support of the United Auto Workers and the University's Labor Advisory Committee have aided in recruitment and flexible tuition policy. District Council 37 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees offers varied programs made possible through a financial base negotiated with New York City. Prominent in the educational program is the union's own college. District 1199, a national organization of hospital workers, has pioneered in providing educational opportunities for its low-income, minority membership in the New York area. A training fund pays for general education and occupational upgrading and provides for educational leave. The International Union of Operating Engineers has established a dual enrollment program with two-year colleges that allows students to earn a journeyman's card and an associate degree simultaneously. Successful programs offer varied types of training and have innovative delivery systems, creative financing, and firm union identification with and support for the endeavor. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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.