From the "high ground" of policy to "the swamp" of professional practice: the challenge of diversity in teaching labour studies.

Frame, Philip and O'Connor, Jennie (2003) From the "high ground" of policy to "the swamp" of professional practice: the challenge of diversity in teaching labour studies. Society in transition, 33 (2). pp. 278-292. ISSN 1028-9852

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Abstract

This case study examines the development the diversity management skills of Higher Education students, in the context of the authors' motivation for exploring diversity and an examination of material developed by academics and practitioners from both the United Kingdom and USA. Four elements of the focus course are then presented: student development, learning methods, assessment and student performance. Data from student questionnaires and quotations from students’ reflections on their learning are then analysed. This demonstrates that they can operate with a dual perspective, by both "dissolving differences" and "valuing differences" as an effective means of managing diversity.

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Special edition entitled 'Labour studies in transition'

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Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
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