ERIC Number: ED326671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-7
Reference Count: 0
Requirements for Workforce Literacy: An Interindustry Model.
Passmore, David L.; And Others
This essay attempts to forge links needed between literacy and economic activity by demonstrating analytical methods for relating the production and consumption of goods and services in an economy to the requirements for literacy among its workers. First, work force literacy is described within an economic framework. Second, economy-literacy links are demonstrated with data from a hypothetical economy, dubbed Tinkerland because its economic features are "tinkered with" during the demonstration. The links among production, consumption, employment, and literacy are shown in the economy during the "previous" period. Then the status quo of the economy is altered to show the sensitivity of literacy requirements to changes in production and consumption. Third, directions for research are established to help unravel the complex ties between the employment needs of an economy with the literacy of its workers. A technical appendix describes methods used to calculate the linkages and changes described in the section on the hypothetical economy, Tinkerland. A list of 61 references is provided. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (Ellenville, NY, November 1, 1990).