NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ797987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
The Meaning of Work: Studs Terkel's Working as a Teaching Tool
Cox, Pamela L.
Journal of Management Education, v28 n6 p757-769 2004
Studs Terkel explores the motivation to work in his classic book "Working," compiling more than 100 interviews of workers across America. The author has found "Working" to be a useful vehicle for exploring organizational issues and for confronting students with the realities of the workplace. Terkel's interviews are honest, earthy, seasoned with experience, and, oftentimes, brutally frank. The insights captured by Terkel's interviews possess the ability to captivate students and to attach meaning to management concepts. This article discusses the author's use of "Working" as a teaching tool and students' reactions to the book and corresponding assignments. (Contains 2 notes.)
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A