Not Just Getting By / Edition 1

Not Just Getting By / Edition 1

by Mary Lizabeth Gatta
     
 

ISBN-10: 073911154X

ISBN-13: 9780739111543

Pub. Date: 02/01/2006

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Not Just Getting By chronicles groundbreaking thinking and research on new and innovative workforce development initiatives to create flexible and collaborative programs and policies. Author Mary Gatta builds on extensive interviews and focus groups with 128 women enrolled in a U.S. Department of Labor pilot program in New Jersey focusing on how they attain

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Not Just Getting By chronicles groundbreaking thinking and research on new and innovative workforce development initiatives to create flexible and collaborative programs and policies. Author Mary Gatta builds on extensive interviews and focus groups with 128 women enrolled in a U.S. Department of Labor pilot program in New Jersey focusing on how they attain education through online courses while working, raising their children, and dealing with the many demands on their lives. The book addresses three main areas: It engages current policy debates demonstrating how online learning and other forms of flexible learning opportunities will reorganize the way federal and state governments deliver skills training, especially working poor single mothers, within the context of Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF), the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and other legislated workforce development programs in the 21st century. It explores the development of the program and qualitatively details the experiences of the women as they spend a year receiving online learning courses. It explores how to rethink workforce development so that online learning for low wage workers and other innovative programs can be successful. As both a piece of scholarship and a case study in successful policy development, this text will be a useful supplement for courses in the sociology of labor, women's studies, or adult education. It will also serve policymakers and others who are looking for a model of training and skills delivery that actually works.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739111543
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Brief Introduction to Workforce Systems Chapter 2 The New Workforce Challenge: Finding the Skills to Move Up and Out of Poverty Chapter 3 Workforce Development and Welfare Policy: Explored Through an Intersectional Lens Chapter 4 Policy and Programs: Single Working Poor Mothers and Online Learning Chapter 5 Rethinking Workforce Development: Reflections from a State Commissioner of Labor Chapter 6 Concluding Remarks: Development an Agenda for Low-Wage Workers

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