ERIC Number: ED186867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Literacy Requirements in Business and Industry.
Mikulecky, Larry; Diehl, William
This paper is a summary of existing literature on the literacy requirements of various businesses and industries, including the Federal Government. The findings came from a spring 1979 search for literature on the literacy requirements of various businesses and industries during 1969-1979. The report contains information on the following topics: the search pattern (including indices, descriptors, and data retrieval systems), the legal aspects of using literacy measures, research from the Bureau of National Affairs, a review of job screening tests, a review of general literature on job literacy requirements, telephone interviews (information unavailable in the literature review), Civil Service Commission requirements, specific civilian occupations, research on literacy conducted by the military, trends and patterns, and research on educational processes and demands in the workplace. A list of general references is attached. Two appendixes contain an annotated bibliography of business literacy activites and a list of preemployment tests by industry type. (RL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Business, Employment Qualifications, Functional Literacy, Industry, Job Skills, Literature Reviews, Testing, Workplace Literacy
Reading Research Center, Room 211, School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47401 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.