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ERIC Number: ED334872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A Learner-Centered Worker Education Program. ERIC Digest.
Pharness, Gary
Despite increasing awareness of the need for workplace literacy programs to focus on adults' personal needs and interests and on long-term employment needs, many worker education programs for adults learning English as a Second Language continue to limit themselves to specific training for particular jobs. The Hastings Institute, Inc., a non-profit corporation of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, developed the Vancouver Municipal Workplace Language Program for Vancouver City employees. This writing-based, learner-centered program is one of several that are influencing the design of worker literacy education across Canada and the United States. This digest describes the needs of Vancouver's linguistically and vocationally diverse workforce, and the city's response to those needs. The worker education program designed by the Hastings Institute is described, typical questions about the program are answered, and the success and spread of the program is highlighted. (VWL) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: British Columbia (Vancouver); ERIC Digests