Man-made skill: women challenging the tradition in England, Sweden and Germany: summary report


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Author: Pocock, Barbara

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TAFE National Centre for Research and Development (Australia)


Topics covered in this international study are: women and training; patterns of participation in vocational education; changing women’s training (money, stamina, assertive government); fair training routes for feminised fields; more technical skills for women; passive equal opportunity vs positive action; women’s training in the firm; unions and women’s training; skills, pay, and productivity; adult training; privatising technical education - implications for women; working locally; industry policies; and essential change - parental leave and childare. Includes references. The full...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Participation; Industry; Income; Equity; Employment; Teaching and learning; Gender; Governance

Keywords: Union; Wage; Equal opportunity; Affirmative action; Employment practice; Education and training system

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Europe; Germany; Sweden; Australia; Great Britain

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, 1988

Physical description: 12 p.

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ISBN: 0863971482

Statement of responsibility: Barbara Pocock

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 16.17

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