ERIC Number: ED358293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Job-Linked Literacy: Innovative Strategies at Work. Part III. Moving Ahead: Basic Skills for Career Advancement. A Work in America Policy Study.
Rosow, Jerome M.; Zager, Robert
This volume, Interim Report No. 3 in a 3-year study, considers literacy programs designed to qualify employees for promotions or professional advancement. It adopts a multidimensional definition of moving ahead, one that extends to monetary rewards, career development, and employment security. The volume is divided into two parts: report and case studies. The introduction to the report stresses the centrality of motivation for basic skills training and discusses advantages of a job-linked literacy program (JLLP). Subsequent sections of the report concentrate on motivation for basic skills training, including economic motivations and a multidimensional approach to career advancement that includes these objectives: promotion, monetary rewards, career options, employment security, mobility, and redesigned jobs. The concepts and practices involved are illustrated with examples drawn from JLLPs at five locations. The advantages of a career advancement policy for employers are discussed. Finally, a set of guidelines for the fulfillment of a career advancement program with a definitive basic skills component establishes the groundwork for action. The second part of the volume contains detailed case studies of JLLPs at the five companies and unions: Associated Builders and Contractors, Alcoa/United Auto Workers Skill Enhancement Centers, Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Cape Cod Hospital, and Consortium for Worker Education/Center for Advanced Study in Education. Information about Work in America Institute, Inc. is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Career Change, Career Ladders, Case Studies, Demonstration Programs, Employer Employee Relationship, Functional Literacy, Human Resources, Incentives, Job Development, Job Training, Labor Education, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Motivation, Needs Assessment, Occupational Mobility, Program Effectiveness, Promotion (Occupational), Salaries, Staff Development, Success, 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-II, see CE 063 817-818.