ERIC Number: EJ1090535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
The Role of Work-Related Learning in the Identity Transformation of Canadian Workers with Low Literacy Skills
Taylor, Maurice C.; Trumpower, David L.; Purse, Edward R.
International Review of Education, v61 n6 p815-833 Dec 2015
Workplaces are settings where power, knowledge and self are brought together in a complex social environment which includes various forms of struggle related to identity, agency, socio-cultural norms, political structures and functional practices. The purpose of this article is to uncover how formal and informal work-related learning processes influence the identity transformation of workers with low literacy and essential skills. Drawing on two recent Canadian data bases which serve as cases in this study, the position taken by the authors is that the organisational context can both facilitate and impede worker subjectivity. Various conditions, approaches to learning and training pathways are examined as they contribute to social cognitive and transformative learning theories.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Employees, Adult Literacy, Identification (Psychology), Learning Processes, Organizational Climate
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada