ERIC Number: ED264395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Changing Channels: A Guide to Functional Literacy for the Automated Workplace.
Conklin, Nancy Faires; Reder, Stephen
This paper was designed to assist educators and employers as they plan curricula in language and communication skills for students and employees entering, or experiencing a transition to, automated work settings. The strategies presented in this paper may be adaptable to secondary school business skills and basic English courses, pre-employment training programs, and employee training and retraining departments within corporations and public agencies. The four sections of the paper discuss the following topics: the automating workplace and the knowledge worker; communication as a means of production in the information economy, including automation tools and techniques; the automated workplace: literacy in evolution; and literacy training for workplace automation. This last section includes information on training for functional competence, functional literacy skills, topics for functional literacy training, and training delivery models. A bibliography completes the paper. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.