ERIC Number: ED461736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Labour Education in Canada Today. NALL Working Paper #47-2001.
This report provides information on the content and nature of labor education in Canada. Section A outlines the study's purposes to explain why labor education should be considered for prior learning assessment and recognition purposes. Section B describes the theoretical framework and methodology and explains the attempt to canvass a reasonably representative sample of labor education provided by and for trade unions. Section C highlights the aims and objectives of labor education, with particular reference to differing objectives of the host trade unions. Section D describes steward training and relates details of this education to functions and expectations unions typically assign to these worksite representatives. Section E completes the descriptions with an overview of content of labor education programs provided by and for Canada's unions. Section F identifies other events and learning activities provided by and for Canada's unions. Section G provides a sample of approaches taken by unions in selecting labor education participants. Section H describes procedures for choosing trainers who deliver labor education and their roles. Section I discusses delivery methods trade unions use for their labor education courses and activities and the rationale for these practices. Section J examines aspects of the labor education program of the Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers' Union of Canada. Section K provides conclusions and observations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Adult Education, Developed Nations, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Industrial Training, Labor Education, Prior Learning, Program Content, Trainers, Unions
For full text: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/depts/sese/csew/nall/res/47labedinCan ada.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).; Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Athabasca Univ. (Alberta). Centre for Work and Community Studies.; Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. New Approaches to Lifelong Learning.
Identifiers - Location: Canada