Dr. Kwong-Leung Tang received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He is Assistant Professor on the Social Work Programme at the University of Northern British Columbia, and also taught social policy and administration at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has edited two books on industrial social services and social security in Hong Kong.1997 0-7734-8544-9
This volume examines the learning models of workplace training. The dominant model in North America is the behavioral approach, with strong emphasis on classroom-based and formal group activities. Three emerging alternatives to this model are examined: action regulation theory, critical reflectivity model, and "working-class adult education" approach. This analysis provides an overview of these models, examines the retraining scheme adopted in Hong Kong in 1992, its origin and evolution, model of training, an appraisal of its results, and provides recommendations and criticisms. It includes a bibliography of recent reports, press releases, studies and speeches on the subject.