ERIC Number: ED224975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Literacy and Numeracy Demands on School Leavers Entering Selected Apprenticeships in Queensland, Australia. Volume I and Volume II.
Morris, A.; Cope, R. G.
These two volumes report a pilot study that examined the job-related literacy and numeracy demands made on school leavers who entered selected apprenticeships. Volume I presents narrative materials. Detailed descriptions of literacy and numeracy demands are provided for 10 trades: electrical-fitter-mechanical, fitter-turner-machinist, fitter (diesel and heavy earth moving), motor mechanic, carpenter and joiner, plumber, boilermaker, painter, cook, and hairdresser. These demands are categorized into those related to job performance (job allocation, detailed written job instruction, problem solving, reading with customers), updating knowledge, writing on the job, and literacy demands at college. Other contents include a literature review, methodology, samples of print resources used on the job and in colleges for each trade, results of the application of the FORCAST Readability Formula, and recommendations for changes to selection procedures, training, and trade practices, as well as for further research. Volume II contains these appendixes: sample reading materials used on the job and in colleges, questionnaires used in the study, and readability sampling procedures used on the reading materials. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Education Research and Development Committee, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Brisban Coll. of Advanced Education (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (Queensland); Numeracy
Note: Also funded by M.I.M. Holdings, Ltd., Brisbane, Australia.