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ERIC Number: ED285974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: 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)
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
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Business Council for Effective Literacy, New York, NY.