The Re-Education of the American Working Class by Steven H. LondonThe Re-Education of the American Working Class by Steven H. London

The Re-Education of the American Working Class

EditorSteven H. London

Hardcover | October 1, 1990

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This work brings together articles and papers by union leaders, activists, social scientists, and educators to provide an overview of the field of worker education. Along with presenting the major historical models of worker education, the book addresses the present issues confronting worker educators today. The book's final sections present alternative models of worker education that illustrate a variety of approaches currently being employed. All selections found in this volume represent original contributions not published elsewhere. The first section of the book considers the field of worker education from four levels of social determinism: institutional, ideological, pedagogical, and personal. The second part focuses on three historical stages of worker education. The articles cover the early radical phase of worker education, the period of union-university cooperation, and the current, dominant union-sponsored model of worker education. The third section considers issues which have risen from worker education's history, institutional configurations, and worker education's place in modern American society. The final section of the book presents evaluations of working alternatives to the dominant models of worker education. The authors not only discuss specific programs and institutions, but they do so in the context of the historical models outlined in the first two sections and the issues raised in Part 3. This book will be of value to students of the social science and education disciplines, adult and labor educators, trade unionists, and others interested in this burgeoning field.
Title:The Re-Education of the American Working ClassFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 1, 1990Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313267855

ISBN - 13:9780313267857

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Editorial Reviews

?This is a rare and valuable book that primarily deals with educational programs for unionized workers in the United States. It is rare because of the paucity of academic attention that has been devoted to this subject in North America, and it is valuable because understanding the evolution of worker education, in all it varied forms, is intimately related to understanding the role of the labour movement in social and economic development.?-RELATIONS INDUSTRIELLES