ERIC Number: ED358292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Job-Linked Literacy: Innovative Strategies at Work. Part II. Meeting the Challenge of Change: Basic Skills for a Competitive Workforce. A Work in America Policy Study.
Rosow, Jerome M.; Zager, Robert
This volume, Interim Report No. 2 in a 3-year study, establishes the need for job-linked literacy programs that respond to technological and organizational change, outlines the character of successful programs, and demonstrates these programs' potential value. The volume is divided into two parts: report and case studies. The introduction to the report recapitulates the major characteristics of job-linked literacy programs and the distinction between such programs and general literacy programs in the workplace. Subsequent sections of the report concentrate on job-linked programs whose objective is to help employees cope with the new skills demanded by technological and/or organizational change. The concepts and practices involved are illustrated with examples drawn from job-linked literacy programs at six companies. The six critical ingredients of an effective job-linked literacy program are defined and documented with case-by-case authentication. Finally, a set of guidelines for employee participation in basic skills learning establishes the groundwork for action. The second part of the volume contains detailed case studies of the job-linked literacy programs at the six companies: Onan Corporation, AC Rochester, Remmele Engineering, Baldor Electric, United Auto Workers/Ford Skills Enhancement centers, and National Semiconductor Salt Lake. Information about Work in America Institute, Inc. is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Case Studies, Demonstration Programs, Employer Employee Relationship, Functional Literacy, Human Resources, Job Training, Labor Education, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Organizational Change, Program Effectiveness, Staff Development, Success, Technological Advancement, Unions, Workplace Literacy
Work in America Institute, Inc., 700 White Plains Road, Scarsdale, NY 10585 ($95; three-volume set: $235; 10 or more: 20% discount).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Work in America Inst., Scarsdale, NY.
Note: For parts I and III, see CE 063 817 and CE 063 819.