ERIC Number: ED291922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Bottom Line: Basic Skills in the Workplace.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
This booklet provides guidelines for setting up workplace programs to strengthen employee basic skills. It is intended to help employers who are contemplating the establishment of basic skills training programs and those with programs already in place who seek to improve their current designs. Part I addresses the basic skills problem in the workplace, the need to meet workplace literacy demands, and how to build a literate work force. Part II focuses on how to identify workplace literacy problems. Guidelines are provided on how to conduct a literacy audit. Part III presents the methodology for solving workplace literacy problems through implementation of a training program. It covers these steps: designing the training program, setting goals, assessing available resources, recruiting trainees, working with partners, building the curriculum, and evaluating the program. Part IV contains a listing of references and suggested readings, as well as brief descriptions and addresses for additional sources of information. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Note: Introduction by William J. Bennett.