ERIC Number: ED414437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Consultation on Workplace Literacy (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 11-12, 1997). A Report = Consultation sur l'Alphabetisation en Milieu de Travail (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 11-12 juin 1997). Rapport.
National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
This report describes a meeting of Canadian partners who had experience in workplace literacy and represented different sectors that was convened to develop two lists of priorities for possible projects--those of interest to all sectors and of interest to each sector. Participants identified six clusters of priorities across Canada: marketing/promotion (awareness, increased consciousness); vision and accountability; research, standards, and measurement; work force, learners, and learning culture; delivery, dissemination, and field development; and partnerships. For each priority, participants generated three or four issues in the form of questions that could generate results. Participants examined priorities for these individual sectors: labor, business, government, research, joint/national groups, and practitioner/coordinators. Each sector identified three or four priority issues that were specific to that sector. Again, the issues were in the form of questions that could generate results. Following the 10-page narrative, each sector priority issue is analyzed according to the following: (1) why this is an issue; (2) initial steps that would address this issue (including who is responsible and start and finish dates); and (3) what might hinder the implementation of these steps. Appendixes include two lists of needs--those participants believed had yet to be addressed across all sectors and those that had already been addressed across all sectors; consultation agenda; evaluation summary; and participant list. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Business, Employees, Foreign Countries, French, Governance, Government School Relationship, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, National Organizations, Needs Assessment, School Business Relationship, Teachers, Workplace Literacy
National Literacy Secretariat, Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A, 1K5, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada