ERIC Number: ED414310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Occupations and the Printed Word: A Workbook.
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Policy Information Center.
One of the problems common to efforts to set skill standards for various occupations is deciding on the facility needed for dealing with the printed word. A similar problem faces those trying to define "workplace literacy." This workbook brings together resources to make them available to those who are trying to deal with this education issue. The following materials are included: (1) "Becoming Literate about Literacy" (Paul E. Barton); (2) "Print Use Profiles" (Judith Shaul Norback); (3) "Literacy Levels for 90 Occupations" (Paul E. Barton); (4) "Reading and Writing Skill Needs in 22 Industries" (Joan Wills); (5) "Elements of Job Literacy" (Judith Shaul Norback); (6) "Different Approaches to Establishing Levels, Scales, and Equivalencies" (Judith Shaul Norback); (7) "Workplace Competencies: The Need To Improve Literacy and Employment Readiness" (Paul E. Barton and Irwin S. Kirsch); (8) "Setting Performance Standards: Content, Goals, and Individual Differences" (Bert F. Green); and (9) "Literacy: Economic Key for the New Millennium" (Richard J. Coley). Most individual articles contain references. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Policy Information Center.