ERIC Number: ED400426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Literacy Leader Fellowship Program Reports. Part I in a Series. Framework for Developing Skill Standards for Workplace Literacy.
Askov, Eunice N.
This document describes two activities of the Literacy Leader Fellowship research project, which addressed the needs of adult educators for knowledge of job skills and of business and unions for information about adult literacy efforts. The first section describes the following efforts related to skill standards and other policy initiatives: (1) 22 skill standards projects funded by the U. S. Department of Education that are attempting to define the occupational content and performance levels needed within and across industries; (2) the National Job Analysis Study, identifying cross-occupation workplace skills necessary for worker and business success, particularly in high performance work organizations; (3) the effort of the U.S. Department of Labor to replace the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, using the framework established by SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) to create the Occupational Information Network (O*NET); and (4) a number of initiatives, including community efforts to set high expectations for all learners, spurred by the National Education Goals. This part of the report contains 65 references and an annotated bibliography of 10 selected resources. The second activity of the Literacy Leader Fellowship research project involved writing skill descriptions as the framework for workplace literacy skill standards, especially for those basic skills needed for work in high performance work organizations. The document contains a sample framework consisting of outlines for the following courses: problem solving, communication skills I-II, workplace math I-II, and English as a second language at work I-VII. For each course goal, the following are listed: learning objectives, workplace contexts, basic skills, possible activities, and outcomes. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Note: Project developed in cooperation with the National Workforce Assistance Collaborative of the National Alliance of Business.