ERIC Number: ED396085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Workplace Literacy Programs: A Guide for Policymakers.
Mikulecky, Larry; Lloyd, Paul
This policymakers' guide examines considerations in developing policies regarding the development and evaluation of workplace literacy programs for seven targeted worker groups that have been especially adversely affected by recent demographic and economic changes. Section 1 presents considerations and recommendations for developing workplace literacy programs targeted toward the following groups of workers: individuals requiring specialized skills training for high-performance workplaces; displaced manufacturing workers requiring retraining in service job skills; temporary and part-time workers; employees of small businesses; individuals in need of the training provided in general work force development programs; workers with little English proficiency; and individuals in nonexportable jobs. Each subsection includes a brief list of suggestions for further reading. Presented in section 2 are the following: list of indicators of likely program success, summary of research findings regarding constraints that can limit workplace literacy programs' effectiveness, and list of characteristics of effective workplace literacy programs. Section 3 begins with an overview of the current situation regarding support and funding for workplace literacy programs and summarizes policy suggestions for the following policymaker groups: federal and state governments, community educators, and businesses and unions. Contains 42 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Annotated Bibliographies, Dislocated Workers, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Labor Force Development, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Part Time Employment, Policy Formation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Retraining, Service Occupations, Small Businesses, Summative Evaluation, Task Analysis, Temporary Employment, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Adult Literacy, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.