Workplace Learning: A Critical Introduction

Workplace Learning: A Critical Introduction

by John Bratton, Peter Sawchuk, Jean C. Helms Mills, Timothy Pyrch
     
 

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This innovative book is concerned with the power relations, complexities, and contradictions in the paid workplace. Workplace learning is not value-free or politically neutral, and cannot be studied independently of the political economy of work.

Workplace Learning is part of a growing body of work that offers an

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Published Under the Garamond Imprint

This innovative book is concerned with the power relations, complexities, and contradictions in the paid workplace. Workplace learning is not value-free or politically neutral, and cannot be studied independently of the political economy of work.

Workplace Learning is part of a growing body of work that offers an alternative to mainstream approaches to workplace learning, recognizing that power relations, politics and conflicts of interest all shape learning. The authors emphasize the lived experiences of working people, avoiding prescriptive accounts and uncritical Human Resource Development views.

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"Here is a map through contested and largely uncharted terrain..." - from the foreword by D'Arcy Martin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442601130
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

John Bratton is Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Work and Community Studies at Athabasca University, Canada, and a Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. He has taught a variety of sociology courses, including classical social theory, over a career of 30 years. He is the author of Japanization at Work and co-author of Workplace Learning: A Critical Introduction with Jean C. Helms Mills, Timothy Pyrch, and Peter Sawchuk; Work and Organizational Behaviour with Militza Callinan, Martin Corbett, Carolyn Forshaw, and Peter Sawchuk; and Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice, now in its fifth edition, with Jeff Gold.

Jean C. Helms Mills is Associate Professor of Management at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University. She has researched and written extensively on gender and the culture of organizations and is the author and editor of five books.

Table of Contents

Foreword,
by D'Arcy Martin

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Management Strategies and Workplace Learning

Chapter 3: Groups, Teams and Workplace Learning

Chapter 4: Organizational Learning and Learning Organizations

Chapter 5: Unions and Workplace Learning

Chapter 6: Adult Education, Learning and Work

Chapter 7: Toward the Future of Workplace Learnin

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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