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Learning and Work
An Exploration in Industrial Ethnography

ISBN 9780815314554
Published February 13, 1991 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Rhetoric of Skill Requirements; Chapter 2 The Poverty of Skills; Chapter 3 Skills, Context, and Practice; Chapter 4 Seeing Work, Working at Seeing; Chapter 5 Nuts and Bolts; Chapter 6 Competition, Paperwork, and Projects; Chapter 7 Learning in Communities of Practice; Chapter 8 Reproduction and Change; Chapter 9 Conclusion;

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Charles N. Darrah


"...a welcome addition to the school-to-work / career collection." -- Education Libraries
"This is an excellent description of how and what people learn at work. The author argues convincingly that a common misunderstanding about the concept of work diminishes the significance of the workplace as an educational institution." -- Qualitative Studies in Education