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ERIC Number: ED304563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Literacy. Trends and Issues Alerts.
Imel, Susan
The need for a better educated work force has created a corresponding need for workplace literacy programs. A number of issues have emerged as the focus of literacy education has shifted from improving social mobility to providing employment-related literacy programs. Some of these issues are related to the need for more resources for workplace literacy programs. Several aspects of issues related to resources are: emphasis on improving the basic skills of the unemployed rather than individuals in the current work force and lack of resources that serve adequately both the general and employment-related literacy needs of all adults. Another set of issues surrounding workplace literacy programs has to do with their content or curriculum. They include determination of what skills should be taught, choice of teaching methods, and the narrow focus of many workplace literacy programs. (Thirty-one print resources provide information about workplace literacy. A listing of seven resource organizations is also provided.) (YLB)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.