Trade unions and workplace training in France: social partners and VET
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This book examines the changing role of trade unions in the provision of vocational education, workplace training and skill development. It reflects upon: the role that unions have played in the reform of vocational education and training systems; the nature of union involvement in consultative mechanisms at a national and industry level; the nature of union involvement in skill formation at the workplace; and the development of mechanisms for the articulation of employee voice in the design, delivery and assessment of vocational training. The book contains a collection of studies of Canada, Australia, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Norway. The chapters are: Introduction: trade unions and vocational education and training in theory and practice / Richard Cooney and Mark Stuart; Part one, ‘The theory and practice of unions and training’, contains: Conceptualising employee voice on workplace training provision and employability in Britain: an emergent process / Helen Rainbird; The dimensions of union interest in training: trade unions and workplace training in Australia / Richard Cooney; Part two, ‘Unions, training, and social institutions’, contains: Moving beyond the rhetoric?: unions and training in Canada: challenges and policy perspectives / Jean Charest; Trade unions and workplace training in France: social partners and VET / Francoise Le Deist and Jonathan Winterton; The shifting role of trade unions in the German VET system / Vera Trappmann; Trade union involvement in lifelong learning in Norway / Berit Kvalsvik Teige and Mark Stuart; Part three, ‘Training and union renewal’, contains: American unions and the institutionalisation of workplace learning: innovations for new work systems and labour movement renewal / Daniel Marschall; Social dialogue or state monologue?: the role of unions in the UK learning and skills system / Bert Clough
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