ERIC Number: ED327643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
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The Need for Workplace Literacy Partnerships.
The need for workplace skills upgrading has never been more acute. In Canada, many awareness-building initiatives for literacy have been started. The most successful efforts will probably be those based on a partnership model that links companies and unions with educators who understand adult learning styles. Before a workplace literacy program can be established, however, a number of barriers must be overcome. These barriers include perceptions of employers and educators, the issue of control, access to the most useful resource persons, and time and cost. As part of the process of setting up a workplace literacy program, those involved must assess possible educational resources and draw up a formal or informal partnership agreement. Setting up a workplace literacy partnership could involve these steps: (1) conducting an organizational needs assessment; (2) conducting a literacy task analysis; (3) individual assessment; (4) designing the program; (5) developing the curriculum; (6) implementing the program; and (7) assessing the success of the program through its effects on workers. Business/union/education partnerships may hold the key to providing the educated work force needed in the 1990s and beyond. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers: Canada; Partnerships in Education
Note: For a related document, see ED 322 368.