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Contents

 

Introduction by D.W. Livingstone

 

PART ONE PRIOR RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES

Chapter One Prior Concepts and Theories of the Relationship between Workers and Jobs

D.W. Livingstone and K.V. Pankhurst

Two Prior Empirical Research on Education-Job Matching

D.W. Livingstone

Three Starting with The Education-Jobs Gap

D.W. Livingstone

 

PART TWO SURVEYING THE GAPS

Four Education and Jobs Survey Profile I: National Trends in Employment Conditions, Job Requirements, Workers’ Learning and Matching, 1983–2004

D.W. Livingstone and Milosh Raykov

Five Education and Jobs Survey Profile II: Employment Conditions, Job Requirements, Workers’ Learning and Matching, by Employee Class and Specific Occupational Group, 2004

D.W. Livingstone and Milosh Raykov

 

PART THREE EXPLORING THE GAPS: CASE STUDIES

Six Elements of an Integrated Theory of Work and Learning

K.V. Pankhurst

Seven Continual Learning, Autonomy, and Competency among High School Teachers

Meredith Lordan

Eight Staying Current in Computer Programming: The Importance of Informal Learning and Task Discretion in Maintaining Job Competence

Johanna Weststar

Nine Clerical Workers: Work and Learning in Fragmenting Workplaces

Marion Radsma

Ten Auto Workers’ Learning in Lean Production

D.W. Livingstone and Olivia Wilson

Eleven Struggling to Remain Employed: Learning Strategies of Workers with Disabilities and the Education-Job Match

Sandria Officer

 

PART FOUR CONCLUSIONS

Twelve The Relationship between Learning and Work: Empirical Evidence from the Case Studies

K.V. Pankhurst

Thirteen Education and Jobs: The Way Ahead

D.W. Livingstone and K.V. Pankhurst