ERIC Number: ED270728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Literacy Education.
Rush, R. Timothy; And Others
Intended for teachers of adult basic education as well as teachers in job retraining programs, this book focuses on the development of written and oral language competencies required in occupational and training settings. The first four chapters offer a concise synthesis of recent research on adult learning and on workplace literacy for ten occupations: account clerk, auto mechanic, draftsman, electrician, heating/air conditioning mechanic, industrial maintenance mechanic, licensed practical nurse, machine tool operator, secretary, and welder. The fifth chapter presents instructional strategies and techniques for the development of job related skills in these occupations, and the sixth chapter discusses methods and information for technical vocabulary development. The appendixes include lists of high frequency and technical words often used in the ten occupations. (HOD)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Job Skills, Language Skills, Oral Language, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Technical Occupations, Vocabulary Development, Vocational Education, Workplace Literacy, Writing Skills
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 (Book No. 969, $6.75 member, $10.25 nonmember).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.