The work of Jean Lave has made use of the term ‘apprenticeship’ to characterises how people learn from each other within face to face communities of practice. At the same time the government has introduced a system of ‘modern apprenticeship’ to provide training in many white collar and service occupations, as well as in the traditional skilled manual trades. This text introduces a theoretical model for understanding apprenticeship as a general cultural paradigm shaping gender and generational relations within traditional working class communities, and examines its transformation in the transition to a post industrial, post Fordist occupational structure.
Originally published in Apprenticeship- towards a new paradigm of learning ( ed P Ainley) Kogan Page 2002
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