Non-participation in formal education among active union members

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dc.contributor.advisor McElhinney, James H. en_US Szakaly, Michael J. en_US 2011-06-03T19:31:44Z 2011-06-03T19:31:44Z 2003 en_US 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 2003 .S93 en_US
dc.description.abstract An inquiry into why potential adult learners, employed full time and eligible for substantial tuition assistance dollars, do not participate in formal education may be of interest to administrators within higher education, labor union leadership, and adult educators. Using a descriptive approach, this study gathered evidence from 10 adults who had not participated in formal education in at least the past 10 years. The evidence collected was used to answer the question, Why do UA W-GM active union members, contractually eligible for tuition assistance funds, not participate informal education? Evidence was compiled from two one and one-half hour interviews and from a number of telephone conversations. Much of the previous research on non participation describes barriers and constraints to participation. The informants in this study spent little time discussing why they had not participated. Their discussions instead focused on how and why they had successfully engaged in many informal learning experiences.The research method used in this study is suited to provide details that indirectly provide a basis for analysis into non-participation in formal education for the selected group of informants. Analysis is provided in Chapter V. However, Chapter IV is presented in such a way as to invite readers to develop their own insights based on this sample of unique and varied experiences. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Studies
dc.format.extent vii, 131 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Labor union members -- Education (Higher) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adult learning. en_US
dc.title Non-participation in formal education among active union members en_US Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
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