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ERIC Number: ED358293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 97
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Work in America Inst., Scarsdale, NY.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For parts I-II, see CE 063 817-818.