ERIC Number: ED307551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
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One Strike...Two Strikes...But They Don't Have to Be Out!
Geroy, Gary D.
The realities of the changing economy include social as well as political polarization of socio-economically diverse groups. The roles and issues of disadvantaged persons in the work place and in national economic schemes are the subject of growing interest among economic planners, politicians, educators, and human resource development professionals. This paper was written to raise an informed awareness regarding disadvantaged workers. It presents a series of discussions of several socio-economic aspects of the emerging and existing disadvantaged worker. The discussions present a summary of the current and emerging critical elements of each topic and suggest foci and possible response tactics. The topics discussed include: (1) concern and bias; (2) transition to work; (3) phases in adjustment to work; (4) restrictions on choosing and deciding; (5) influences of life education, and other unstructured experiences; and (6) dropouts. The paper concludes that the disadvantaged worker group is increasingly becoming the available supply in the supply side economies of human capital and that dealing effectively with the disadvantaged is an issue of developing skills and compatibility, and not enforcing conformity. (NB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the National Consultation on Vocational Counseling (15th, Ottawa, Canada, January 24-26, 1989).