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ERIC Number: ED404509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 218
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-900960-48-5
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0342
Learning through Labour. Training, Unemployment and the State 1890-1939. Leeds Studies in Continuing Education.
Field, John
This book presents the results of a study of the British work camps that were initiated in the 1920s as a result of the political need to reduce unemployment among ex-servicemen and that evolved in 1929 into a national system of residential centers to "recondition" long-term unemployed men by exposing them to hard physical labor. The following aspects of work camps are examined in detail: origins of contemporary public training policy (unemployment and learning through labor, unemployment and social policy, work camps in public memory); work as punishment and Utopia (labor colonies before and after 1918); transformation of training after the First World War (changes in government policy, women wartime workers, veterans, juvenile training); education for imperial and countryside settlement; transference policy and the work camps; life inside the camps (recruitment, government, free time, and placement); women and the domestic paradigm (service and education, Central Committee on Women's Training and Employment, home training centers); protest and resistance; differing approaches to the pedagogy of labor in Canada, Germany, the United States, and elsewhere; and labor in the historiography of adult education. Contains 152 references. (MN)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Leeds Univ. (England). School of Education
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Germany; United Kingdom (Great Britain); United States