Workplace Learning: A Critical Introduction
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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- Page Count: 208 pages
- Dimensions: 6.1in x 0.5in x 9.0in
Author InformationJohn Bratton is a visiting professor at both Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in the UK.
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
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