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ERIC Number: EJ670950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0266-0830
Trainers and Learners Constructing a Community of Practice: Masculine Work Cultures and Learning Safety in the Mining Industry.
Somerville, Margaret; Abrahamsson, Lena
Studies in the Education of Adults, v35 n1 p19-34 Spr 2003
Interviews and observations involving 20 coal miners and 7 trainers found the group constructed a community of practice that reinforced the culture of masculinity. Miners learned safety measures through experience and from coworkers. Trainers viewed their work as simulated environments and codified practices, which implicitly devalue experiential knowledge. (Contains 21 references.) (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom