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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/2725

Title: Social learning among people who are excluded from the labour market - part one: context and case studies
Authors: Church, Kathryn
Fontan, Jean-Marc
Ng, Roxana
Shragge, Eric
Keywords: unpaid work and learning
education work relationships
adult education
case studies
community education
community organizations
dislocated workers
employer employee relationships
foreign countries
global approaches
informal education
job placements
job training
labor force development
self help programs
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Education and Work, OISE/UT
Series/Report no.: NALL Working Paper;11
Abstract: This document is the first of two working papers from a research team within the Network for New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL). The purpose of this working paper is to lay some essential groundwork for a discussion of NALL's research, currently underway within three sites: * The Homeworkers' Association, (HWA) a project of UNITE, a labour union in Toronto. Working with unemployed members and homeworkers in the garment and textile sector who are mainly immigrant women, this organization has developed new approaches to training in partnership with government and employers. * Chic Resto Pop, a community restaurant located in a low-income, working-class community in Montreal. This is a business (entreprise d'insertion) designed as a place of training for people on social assistance. * A-Way Express, a courier service that is operated by psychiatric survivors in Toronto. A-Way uses business development not only to improve employees' material conditions but also as a vehicle to radically redefine their lives: democratic processes and personal redefinition are primary goals. The paper is organized in three sections. First, it examines the broader context that has given rise to the research project. Some particularly significant features include a focus on wider changes in the nature of work, and related changes in the welfare state. Both are seen to arise from structural changes brought about by globalization of the economy
URI: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/depts/sese/csew/nall/res/11sociallearning.pdf
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