ERIC Number: ED317856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Myth #2: Schools Are To Blame for Problems in the Workplace.
Literacy Beat, v1 n4 Dec 1987
This document discusses reasons for the current interest in workplace literacy and describes existing training for the workplace. Among the reasons for the interest in workplace literacy are changing demographics, which are altering the composition of the labor force, and changes such as the demise of the factory model in the workplace itself and the increasing skill levels of jobs. The importance of job-related skills training as opposed to the traditional basic skills approach is discussed. Also included are a list of questions about workplace literacy and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of 10 sources of information about workplace literacy. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Functional Literacy, Futures (of Society), Labor Force, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Relevance (Education), Work Environment, Workplace Literacy
Education Writers Association, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.; Education Writers Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982