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The Resource Reskilling America : learning to labor in the twenty-first century, Katherine S. Newman, Hella Winston

Reskilling America : learning to labor in the twenty-first century, Katherine S. Newman, Hella Winston

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Reskilling America : learning to labor in the twenty-first century
Title
Reskilling America
Title remainder
learning to labor in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Katherine S. Newman, Hella Winston
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Language
eng
Summary
"From Katherine Newman, award-winning author of No Shame in My Game, and sociologist Hella Winston, a sharp and irrefutable call to reenergize this nation's long-neglected system of vocational training. After decades of off-shoring and downsizing that have left blue collar workers obsolete and stranded, the United States is now on the verge of an industrial renaissance. But we don't have a skilled enough labor pool to fill the positions that will be created, which are in many cases technically demanding and require specialized skills. A decades-long series of idealistic educational policies with the expressed goal of getting every student to go to college has left a generation of potential workers out of the system. Touted as a progressive, egalitarian institution providing opportunity even to those with the greatest need, the American secondary school system has in fact deepened existing inequalities. We can do better, argue acclaimed sociologists Katherine Newman and Hella Winston. Taking a page from the successful experience of countries like Germany and Austria, where youth unemployment is a mere 7%, they call for a radical reevaluation of the idea of vocational training, long discredited as an instrument of tracking. The United States can prepare a new, high-performance labor force if we revamp our school system to value industry apprenticeship and rigorous technical education. By doing so, we will not only be able to meet the growing demand for skilled employees in dozens of sectors where employers decry the absence of well trained workers -- we will make the American Dream accessible to all"-- Provided by publisher
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1953-
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Newman, Katherine S.
Dewey number
370.1130973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Winston, Hella
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  • Vocational education
  • Skilled labor
  • Occupational training
  • Manpower policy
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Reskilling America : learning to labor in the twenty-first century, Katherine S. Newman, Hella Winston
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-240) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
2015048810
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781627793285
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015048810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Reskilling America : learning to labor in the twenty-first century, Katherine S. Newman, Hella Winston
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015048810
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781627793285
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015048810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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