Item description for Apprentices Speak Out- The Experiences of Five Women in a Skilled Trade by Michael Bower...
The last few decades of the twentieth century were a period of tremendous change in organized labor and apprenticeship programs in the United States. Going into the twenty-first century, skilled trade union apprenticeship programs are in a change, coping with decline in union membership and pressure to open their ranks to under represented groups. Insuring inclusion of women and minorities in registered apprenticeship has been an acknowledged problem among policy makers. Failure to improve meaningful, representative access in apprenticeship programs, particularly to women, was cause for the author to perform research study. The research study was to investigate the experiences of five women who entered into a skilled trade apprenticeship program that has been predominantly male oriented. The investigation examined three components of the apprenticeship program: application and entry, on-the-job training and working relationships with the journey person. The significance of the study was to identify:- What barriers do women describe as restrictive to becoming an accomplished apprentice in a skilled trades program?- Do women experience discrimination as an apprentice?- Do women experience inappropriate sexual bias as an apprentice?- What are the expectations of women entering into an apprenticeship? The book targets women, educators and business and industry to recognize the barriers women experience in a skilled trade apprenticeship program. It also provides the need for future research.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.61" Width: 6.69" Height: 0.33" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Jun 13, 2007
Publisher VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
ISBN 3836418231 ISBN13 9783836418232
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More About Michael Bower
Dr. Michael Bower received undergraduate and master's degrees from Tufts University, a doctorate from Boston University and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Harvard University. Dr. Bower has divided his career between education and counseling. He has been a school counselor, a director of a "school within a school" for special needs students, director of a school counseling program and a high school principal. He has taught graduate courses at Leslie University and Boston University. Recently, he was an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine in Yale University. Dr. Bower had a private psychologist practice in Massachusetts and is currently a counselor at The Center for Change in New Haven, CT.