The Cambridge Handbook of Workplace Training and Employee Development

Author: Kenneth G. Brown
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108514880
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Genre: Business & Economics

With comprehensive coverage of topics related to learning, training, and development, this volume is a must-have resource for industrial and organizational (I/O) psychologists, human resource (HR) scholars, and adult education specialists. Brown provides a forward-looking exploration of the current research on workplace training, employee development, and organizational learning from the primary point of view of industrial organizational psychology. Each chapter discusses current practices, recent research, and, importantly, the gaps between the two. In analyzing these aspects of the topic, the chapter authors both present the valuable knowledge available and show the opportunities for further study and practice.

The Sociology of Job Training

Author: David B. Bills
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0762308869
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Psychology

This volume offers sophisticated sociological analyses of job training that go well beyond standard accounts of general versus specific skills and overly simple assumptions about employer and worker behaviour.

The Sociology of Labour Markets

Author: Ralph Fevre
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106010748082
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Industrial sociology

A text about how people get jobs (or not) and how employers get workers (or not). It attempts to systematize sociologists' observations about the labour market, dwelling on people and work, workers and jobs, labour markets and the state, and theory and method.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114623411
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Sociology in Today s World with Student Resource Access 12 Months

Author: Cengage Learning Australia
Publisher: Cengage AU
ISBN: 9780170270908
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Electronic books

Sociology in Today's World explores why sociology is important and relevant to everyday life. It teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and shows how sociology can help us make sense of our lives. It comprehensively covers key aspects and current issues in Australian and New Zealand society, whilst emphasising the importance of diversity and a global perspective.

Careers in Sociology

Author: W. Richard Stephens
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023074144
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Business & Economics

What career opportunities are available for those interested in sociology? What avenues does such a degree open for people? This handy resource provides meaningful answers to these questions, serving as an indispensable guide for anyone considering sociology as an eventual career path. The book presents a series of biographies called ÒCharacter ProfilesÓ which serve as a template for career development on the basis of a degree in sociology. These new profiles outline careers in third world development, the computer industry, military intelligence, women and entrepreneurship, and virtual sociology, among others. People considering careers in sociology.

The Sociology of Work

Author: Keith Grint
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745632506
Release Date: 2005-06-10
Genre: Social Science

The third edition of this best-selling textbook has been carefully revised to provide an up-to-date, indispensable introduction to the sociology of work. It not only includes clear explanations of classic theories and evidence, but also covers the most cutting-edge research, data, and debates. In addition to being revised throughout, the book contains substantive new sections on globalisation, including global branding and slave labour, and a new chapter on the myths and realities of modern employment. Chapter-by-chapter, Keith Grint examines different sociological approaches to work, emphasising the links between social processes, the institutions of employment, and their social and domestic contexts. His use of an international range of empirical evidence helps to make his account especially accessible to undergraduate readers. The book has been specially designed to support students' understanding, and to develop their critical responses to the literature. Written in a lively and accessible style, it provides student-friendly chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, a glossary and practice essay questions. This third edition will be essential reading for students of the sociology of work, industrial sociology, organisational behaviour and industrial relations. Students studying business and management courses with a sociological component will also find the book invaluable.

Handbook of the Sociology of Education

Author: Maureen T. Hallinan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387364247
Release Date: 2006-11-24
Genre: Social Science

This wide-ranging handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective. Experts in the area present theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyze the social processes that govern schooling, and the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society. A major reference work for social scientists who want an overview of the field, graduate students, and educators.

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Higher Education

Author: James E. Cote
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317677789
Release Date: 2016-06-03
Genre: Social Science

This is the first handbook to cover the sociological approaches to higher education. It is timely because of global expansions of mass higher educational systems, especially as these systems come under scrutiny by a variety of stakeholders. Questions are being raised about the value of traditional pedagogies along with calls for efficiency, accountability and cost-reduction, but above all job training. Within this neoliberal context, each chapter examines different sociological aspects of, and debates about, educational institutions as status-conferring organizations, with myriad positional characteristics, experiences, and outcomes. Many current debates concern the legitimacy of the statuses conferred, including the continuing debate regarding the role of universities in legitimating social class reproduction as well as more recent concerns about standards in mass systems. This handbook puts these issues and debates in focus in ways that will be of interest to a variety of stakeholders, within academia as well as in policy circles.

Women and Men at Work

Author: Irene Padavic
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452267685
Release Date: 2002-07-09
Genre: Social Science

The Second Edition of this best selling book provides a comprehensive examination of the role that gender plays in work environments. This book differs from others by comparing women's and men's work status, addressing contemporary issues within a historical perspective, incorporating comparative material from other countries, recognizing differences in the experiences of women and men from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Relying on both qualitative and quantitative data, the authors seek to link social scientific ideas about workers' lives, sex inequality, and gender to the real-world workplace. This new edition contains updated statistics, timely cartoons, and presents new scholarship in the field. It also provides a renewed focus on reasons for variability in inequality across workplaces. In sum, the second edition of Women and Men at Work presents a contemporary perspective to the field, with relevant comparative and historical insights that will draw readers in and connect them to the wider concern of making sense of our dramatically changing world.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009

Author: U. S. Department of Labor
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781602393202
Release Date: 2008-12
Genre: Business & Economics

A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.

Changing Contours of Work

Author: Stephen Sweet
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483358260
Release Date: 2015-12-16
Genre: Social Science

In the Third Edition of Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy, Stephen Sweet and Peter Meiksins once again provide a rich analysis of the American workplace in the larger context of an integrated global economy. Through engaging vignettes and rich data, this text frames the development of jobs and employment opportunities in an international comparative perspective, revealing the historical transformations of work (the “old economy” and the “new economy”) and identifying the profound effects that these changes have had on lives, jobs, and life chances. The text examines the many complexities of race, class, and gender inequalities in the modern-day workplace, and details the consequences of job insecurity and work schedules mismatched to family needs. Throughout the text, strategic recommendations are offered to improve the new economy.

Journeys in Sociology

Author: Rosalyn Benajmin Darling
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439914755
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

For most sociologists, their life’s work does not end with retirement. Many professors and practitioners continue to teach, publish, or explore related activities after leaving academia. They also connect with others in the field to lessen the isolation they sometimes feel outside the ivory tower or an applied work setting. The editors and twenty contributors to the essential anthology Journeys in Sociology use a life-course perspective to address the role of sociology in their lives. The power of their personal experiences—during the Great Depression, World War II, or the student protests and social movements in the 1960s and ‘70s—magnify how and why social change prompted these men and women to study sociology. Moreover, all of the contributors include a discussion of their activities in retirement. From Bob Perrucci, Tuck Green, and Wendell Bell, who write about issues of class, to Debra Kaufman and Elinore Lurie, who explain how gender played a role in their careers, the diverse entries in Journeys in Sociology provide a fascinating look at both the influence of their lives on the discipline and the discipline on these sociologists’ lives. Contributors include: David J. Armor, Wendell Bell, Glen H. Elder, Jr., Henry W. Fischer, Janet Zollinger Giele, Charles S. (Tuck) Green, Peter Mandel Hall, Elizabeth Higginbotham, Debra Renee Kaufman, Corinne Kirchner, Elinore E. Lurie, Gary T. Marx, Robert Perrucci, Fred Pincus, Thomas Scheff, Arthur Shostak, David Simon, Natalie J. Sokoloff, Edward Tiryakian, Joyce E. Williams, and the editors. Published in collaboration with the American Sociological Association Opportunities in Retirement Network.