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ERIC Number: ED178902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of Work Related Literacy and Reading Attitudes.
Mikulecky, Larry; Diehl, William
After reiterating the findings of an earlier examination of job literacy, this paper discusses the results of a job literacy survey involving interviews with 107 individuals representing 100 occupations ranging from short-order cooks and assembly-line workers to lawyers and corporation vice-presidents. Other aspects of the research findings presented include an examination of the general nature of on-the-job literacy tasks, the difficulty of job materials, the relationship between that difficulty and an individual's reading ability, the relationship between literacy and job success, and the characteristics of competent and noncompetent readers. The paper also points out problems inherent in research that attempts to define a national, generalized, functional literacy. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Job Reading
Note: Paper presented at the Functional Literacy Conference (Bloomington, IN, June 1979); For related document, see CS 005 140