Workplace learning and public service needs: The case of the UNISON-Tower Hamlets partnership scheme for teaching assistants

Kessler, Ian and Gibney, Jane (2005) Workplace learning and public service needs: The case of the UNISON-Tower Hamlets partnership scheme for teaching assistants. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 25 (1). pp. 82-96.

Abstract

This article evaluates a partnership scheme between the public sector union UNISON and the London Borough of Tower Hamlet designed to address the learning needs of teaching assistants. Highlighting local and national pressures affecting the role of teaching assistants, it explores how this scheme sought to develop new skills and capabilities among this group of employees with limited experience of formal learning. The article assesses the outcomes of the scheme from the perspective of the three key stakeholders, the assistants, the borough, and the union, arguing that many but not all of the respective objectives were met.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Learning; Local government; Partnership; Teaching assistants; Training
Subject(s): Organisational behaviour
Centre: Faculty of Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 18:33
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/1882

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