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What every worker wants? Evidence about employee demand for learning

Findlay, Jeanette and Findlay, P. and Warhurst, C. (2012) What every worker wants? Evidence about employee demand for learning. British Educational Research Journal, 38 (3). 515–532. ISSN 0141-1926

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Abstract

In order to boost learning the UK government has invested in trade union-supported workplace learning. Investing in the supply of learning is useful but ignores demand for learning by workers, about which there is little research. This paper addresses this lacunae by analysing worker demand for learning, which workers want learning, what learning is demanded and why, and what factors might best lever learning. Data comes from two surveys of potential learners and union learning representatives. Findings reveal a large demand for learning and that unions can lever this learning. Findings also suggest further policy development to address problems associated with union-supported learning.

Item type: Article
ID code: 27613
Keywords: employee learning, workers, labour, union led learning, Management. Industrial Management, Social Sciences (General), Education (General), Education
Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Education > Education (General)
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management
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    Depositing user: Prof Patricia Findlay
    Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2011 11:34
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 04:19
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/27613

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