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What Makes Workers Learn: The Role of Incentives in Workplace Education and Training
Children are sent to school and told they must learn. Adults do their learning on a mostly voluntary basis. School is traditionally intended to prepar children for adult life and to pass on the wisdom of previous generations. Adult education is traditionally intended to offer citizens the possibility of bettering themselves and of filling gaps in their initial schooling. School is life's compulsory initiation. Adult learning has often been seen as life's optional extra.
Originally published in What Makes Workers Learn: The Role of Incentives in Workplace Education and Training © 1995 Hampton Press. Reproduced with permission.
Hirsch, D. & Wagner, D.A. (1995). Introduction. In Hirsch D. & Wagner, D.A. (Eds.), What Makes Workers Learn: The Role of Incentives in Workplace Education and Training, 1-8. Cresskill NJ: Hampton Press.
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Date Posted: 31 May 2018