ERIC Number: ED363741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Labor/Management Workplace Education Programs.
This report includes two sections: (1) an overview of the issues involved in joint labor/management workplace education programs and (2) a description of such a program partnering two union locals, nine hospitals, and Bunker Hill Community College to implement a workplace-based career ladder program. The first section explains that unions and management often enter a workplace education partnership with differing agendas. Management, for example, may want the cost of workplace education to show a benefit in terms of productivity whereas labor's agenda may include a commitment to educating the membership to become more empowered at work and at home, to build the union, and to improve the livelihood of their members. However, it is still possible for management and unions to cooperate to ensure a positive outcome for all. Some areas to be considered include the following: the program's purpose and goals, what classes will be offered, who will be accepted into the program, assessment design and process, project oversight, curriculum development, and evaluation. In the second section of the report, a union-management-college partnership program is profiled, illustrating the issues raised. The program has served more than 1,200 workers and has been made possible by cooperation on the part of all parties. The report includes a list of nine resources and outlines for some of the workplace education courses offered in the hospital program. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Employer Employee Relationship, Hospital Personnel, Labor Education, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Two Year Colleges, Unions, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.