The Resource Workplace skills in practice : case studies of technical work, Cathleen Stasz [and others]

Workplace skills in practice : case studies of technical work, Cathleen Stasz [and others]

Label
Workplace skills in practice : case studies of technical work
Title
Workplace skills in practice
Title remainder
case studies of technical work
Statement of responsibility
Cathleen Stasz [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many believe that the workplace has changed in ways that require workers with higher and more varied skills--and that schools are not producing students with such skills. In this study, the authors sought to better understand skills required in technical work, the institutional context in which work takes place, and employers' strategies for meeting perceived skill requirements. The study used a sociocultural approach to examine skills and work-related dispositions (tendencies to use one's capabilities on the job) in four diverse industries. A rich picture emerged, demonstrating that work context matters in the consideration of skills: workplaces are complex, dynamic social systems that defy simplistic categorization of skills and straightforward matching of skill requirements to jobs. The study also found that employers do not necessarily understand the skills required, especially for frontline workers, nor adopt effective strategies for identifying and developing those skills. For example, employers have few connections to education providers and do not fully utilize industry skill certification. These and other findings raise questions about current public policy on school reform and skill standards
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HF5549.5.T7
  • HD5715.2
LC item number
  • W675 1996
  • .W67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • National Center for Research in Vocational Education (U.S.)
  • Stasz, Cathleen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Employees
  • Vocational education
  • Personnel
  • Enseignement professionnel
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Employees
  • Vocational education
Label
Workplace skills in practice : case studies of technical work, Cathleen Stasz [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Supported by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, University of California, Berkeley."
  • "MR-722-NCRVE/UCB."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-122)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 122 pages
Isbn
9780833023681
Lccn
96019821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34721921
  • (OCoLC)ocm34721921
Label
Workplace skills in practice : case studies of technical work, Cathleen Stasz [and others]
Publication
Note
  • "Supported by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, University of California, Berkeley."
  • "MR-722-NCRVE/UCB."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-122)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 122 pages
Isbn
9780833023681
Lccn
96019821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34721921
  • (OCoLC)ocm34721921

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