ERIC Number: ED343459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce Literacy: Employment and Workplace Materials. A Guide to Recent and Recommended Books.
Lane, Martha A.; And Others
Materials appropriate for workforce literacy programs, defined as literacy efforts that include basic, interpersonal, and decision-making skills, are described and presented. It is noted that workforce literacy projects should include materials actually used on the job, which build on students' prior knowledge and work experience, and customize materials to meet students' particular needs. The 20 books selected and annotated for this guide, all published between 1989 and 1991, meet the standard criteria for inclusion in the Free Library of Philadelphia's Reader Development Program collection; i.e., they are of interest to adults, written on the eighth grade level or below, available in paperback, and low-cost. If fiction, they contain well-drawn characters, universal themes, and people from different backgrounds; if non-fiction, they contain accurate, timely, and necessary information. The books are divided into two topics: basic books for adult new readers (e.g., how to find a job), and books for English-as-a-Second-Language students. Books are listed alphabetically by title in each section. Names and addresses of workforce literacy organizations and publishers/distributors are appended. (LB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Free Library of Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Adult New Readers