Drawing on both critically informed empirical research and on Trainer expertise, the book presents the view that the workplace, and specifically workplace training, is a site of conflict between labour and management.
In order to give a full view of the issues, tensions and complexity of learning in the workplace, the authors analyse the procedures, resources and outcomes of training, learning and workplace socialisation.
Training in the Workplace offers postgraduate and post-experience students and professionals a critical and engaging insight into the workplace as a problematic, contested but significant site of learning.
About the Author
Table of ContentsIntroduction and Overview; H.Rainbird.- The Organisation of the Training Function in Large Firms; S.Carey.- Reconciling Individual and Organisational Development: Issues in the Retail Banking Sector; E.Antonacopoulou.- Performance Management and Training; B.Hansen.- Multinational Companies: Innovators or Adaptors?; P.Marginson.- Training in Greenfield Sites; H.Newell.- Training and New Forms of Work Organisation; C.Rees.- Workplace Industrial Relations and Training; J.Heyes.- The Worker Basic Skills 'Crisis': Some Industrial Relations Implications; S.Hoddinott.- Unions and Workplace Learning: Conflict or Cooperation with the Employer?; J.Sutherland & H.Rainbird.- Work Placements for Young People; P.Huddleston.- What Engineers Learn in the Workplace and How They Learn It; P.Senker.- Adult Learning and the Workplace; P.Caldwell.- Workplace Learning and the Limits to Evaluation; L.Holly & H.Rainbird.
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'...comprehensive and cogent , presenting a variety of issues, expertly argued.' - Alistair Goldsmith, University of Strathclyde
'An up-to-date, pragmatic approach, much needed.' - Stuart Bryan, University College Warrington