ERIC Number: ED337580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Task Analysis. A How To Manual for Workplace Trainers.
Taylor, Maurice; Lewe, Glenda
This "how-to" manual provides a method for improving job-related training for employers and entry-level workers. The manual examines literacy task analysis practices, tools, and techniques so that service providers can meet the demands of a specific situation. Nine sections are as follows: (1) the changing workplace; (2) preparing for a literacy task analysis; (3) basic steps of a literacy task analysis; (4) choosing a method; (5) helpful hints for the task analyst; (6) building partnerships and getting started; (7) how to use the literacy task analysis to develop training; (8) suggestions for the development of the training program; and (9) 16 resources, 22 references, and a 32 item glossary. Each section may contain principles, examples, techniques, worksheets, study questions, and key points. Section four presents six situations for choosing a literacy task analysis method to suit various settings: (1) diversifying job functions; (2) improving customer relations; (3) extending decision making; (4) bridging the skills gaps between jobs; (5) moving through company ranks; and (6) establishing criteria for staff. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Decision Making Skills, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Job Skills, Job Training, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Service Occupations, Task Analysis, Training Methods, Transfer of Training, Vocational Adjustment, Work Environment, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Algonquin Coll., Ottawa, Ontario. Adult Basic Education Dept.
Identifiers: Canada; Literacy Audits
Note: For the Interim Report, see ED 322 368; for the Final Technical Report, see CE 059 005.