ERIC Number: ED306439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Quality Work Force. America's Key to the Next Century. Synthesis of a Roundtable on Work Force Literacy (Chicago, Illinois, May 1988).
Holmes, Barbara J.; Green, Joslyn
This document contains a collection of direct quotations from the nearly 50 participants at a roundtable on workplace literacy. It also includes an executive summary, a list of participants, a list of related publications, and a synopsis of a presentation made at a follow-up activity.) The participants included business people, literacy experts, educators, and policymakers. They discussed the problems of literacy that confront U.S. employers and employees. Their comments are organized under these topics: (1) the gap between the degree of literacy needed in the workplace and the actual skill level of workers; (2) the questions that arise when one considers possible solutions to the problem; (3) some progress being made; and (4) how the debate about workplace literacy can be sharpened. A synopsis of a presentation made at the National Literacy Summit by William Johnston of the Hudson Institute is also included. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Employment Qualifications, Functional Literacy, Functional Reading, Workplace Literacy
ECS Distribution Center, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80295 (Order No. AL-89-1: $8.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sears-Roebuck Foundation, Skokie, IL.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.