Broadening the Mission: Research Activity among University Labor Education/Labor Studies Professionals
Clark, Paul F.; Gray, Lois S.
[Excerpt] This study examines research activity among university and college labor education/labor studies professionals. Using data gathered in a survey of faculty employed in the field, the paper presents information concerning the extent and focus of these research activities, the methodologies employed, the outlets for the research products that result, and the factors limiting such work. The findings of this study indicate that research, of both an applied and scholarly nature, is an increasingly significant part of the work of labor education/labor studies professionals. The study concludes with a discussion of the implications this trend has for the labor education/labor studies field, with special attention being given to the role research activity can play in meeting the needs of unions, union members, and union leaders.
ILR; Cornell University; college labor; education; labor studies; professionals; research; study; union; union members; union leaders
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