ERIC Number: ED263918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy, Employment and the California Economy: A Study and Recommendations for Policy and Program for the California Literacy Campaign.
Goldberg, Lenny; And Others
This examination of the relationship between illiteracy and the labor market in California describes in general terms the effects of widespread illiteracy on employers, the unemployed, employees, and the California economy. It discusses current programs which address the lack of basic literacy skills in the labor market, and identifies some of the elements that contribute to successful programs. Finally, the report contains a number of policy and program suggestions directed particularly toward the state library and local public library literacy programs, focusing on how their current efforts can relate more strongly to employment and the labor market. Completed in a 2-month period, the study gathered and organized currently available information in order to define the range of the problem; to assess services which were currently offered, extensive telephone interviews were conducted. Major sections of the paper comprise: (1) Defining the Illiteracy Problem as It Relates to Employment; (2) Current Literacy Delivery System as It Relates to Employment and Job Training; and (3) Suggested Policies and Strategies for Literacy and Employment, with Particular Focus on the Public Library Program. (THC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Library, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Goldberg (Lenny) and Associates, Oakland, CA.