ERIC Number: ED285974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Job-Related Basic Skills. A Guide for Planners of Employee Programs. BCEL Bulletin Issue No. 2.
Business Council for Effective Literacy, New York, NY.
This bulletin for businesses is a step-by-step guide to planning and implementing an effective job-related employee basic skills program. Part 1 provides general principles to guide the effort. It addresses literacy and basic skills, the importance of context, and changing requirements for literacy. A preview of key program principles concludes this section. Part 2 discusses 12 basic steps to take in deciding on the purpose and content of a basic skills program, implementing it, and assuring it will be effective. Part 3 considers some special issues, including scheduling classes, when a general literacy program is appropriate, the role of volunteers, limited English speaking employees, small businesses, very big businesses, the role of unions, computers, setting realistic expectations, and whether a business should start with a pilot program. Fourteen illustrative cases are provided throughout the guide. Appendixes include contacts for advice and referral with area(s) of expertise indicated, a list of background reading, and an exemplary model. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Corporate Education, Education Work Relationship, Illiteracy, Job Skills, Literacy Education, Program Implementation, Staff Development, Workplace Literacy
Business Council for Effective Literacy, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Business Council for Effective Literacy, New York, NY.