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Part-time and fractional staff in the learning and skills sector

Part-time and fractional staff in the learning and skills sector

Jameson, Jill and Hillier, Yvonne (2008) Part-time and fractional staff in the learning and skills sector. In: Universities and College Union (UCU) launch event - 'Stamp out Casual Contracts', 1 November 2008, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This Universities and College Union Launch Event presentation reported on the findings of Learning and Skills Research Network (LSRN) London and South East (LSE) Regional Research Project. The presentation reflected on research carried out during 2002-06 on the development and deployment of part-time staff in the Learning and Skills Sector. Although the lifelong learning sector is the largest UK education sector, little attention has as yet been paid to the role of LSC sector part-time staff. Worrying trends of an increasing casualisation of staffing have been reported. The role of part-timers as highly committed (philanthropic) but generally underpaid and exploited staff (ragged-trousered) emerged from the data collected by this investigation, which examined the role of part-timers in several colleges and adult education institutions in London and the South East. The metaphor of the 'ragged-trousered philanthropist' was consciously selected to investigate the interactivity between philantrophy, employment practices for PT staff, and education as social action, in addressing the need for good practice to achieve quality outcomes in learning and teaching. The results are to some extent transferable to other education and training sectors employing part-time staff, e.g. higher education institutions and work-based training organisations.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Speech)
Additional Information: Invited Keynote Speakers for the Universities and College Union (UCU) launch event.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Part-time staff; learning and skills sector; casualisation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Centre for Leadership & Enterprise
Faculty of Education & Health > Education Research Group
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Secondary, LLTE & PE & Sport
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:07
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2835

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