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Education Adult & Continuing Education

Unions and Learning in a Global Economy

International and Comparative Perspectives

by (author) Bruce Spencer

Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc.
Initial publish date
Mar 2002
Adult & Continuing Education
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2002
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Labour education is one of the most important forms of adult education, and in many countries it attracts more participants than any other form of non-vocational adult education. But it is also a field that is often under-reported in discussions about adult learning, labour relations or generally in discussions about the role of unions in society. With contributions from eight different countries, this is the first book to offer international and comparative perspectives on labour education. It provides context, discusses issues and examples, and reports on new initiatives, programming and courses. The authors are leading labour and adult educators and all have union and labour relations backgrounds. This book will be of special interest to labour educators, union officials and members; and those working in the field of industrial relations and applied economics. Students of adult education will draw from it a deeper understanding of the contribution of labour education and the role it will continue to play in the twenty-first century.

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