ERIC Number: ED417281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Better Training: Addressing English Language, Literacy, and Numeracy in Vocational Education and Training [and] A Directory of Professional Development Programs and Resources.
Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
This guide is designed to help workplace trainers and curriculum writers to understand the role that language plays in vocational education and training, and to provide strategies to address language, literacy, and numeracy as part of the training provided. The guide is organized in four sections that cover the following: (1) learning about language, literacy, and numeracy; (2) redesigning training packages to better support and develop learners with language, literacy, and numeracy needs; (3) managing the learning for learners with language, literacy, and numeracy needs; and (4) assessing learning for learners with language, literacy, and numeracy needs. Designed for self-study, the guide outlines the main issues involved in developing major projects such as training programs. Relevant examples and self-assessment activities are presented throughout the book. Also included is "A Directory of Professional Development Programs and Resources." The directory lists 55 resources in alphabetical order according to title, providing some or all of the following for each resource: author, publisher, publication date, target audience (vocational teachers, workplace trainers, and curriculum writers), delivery mode, duration, and description. Most of the resources originate in Australia. Contains 18 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Job Training, Literacy Education, Numeracy, Professional Development, Program Development, Second Language Instruction, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Vocational Education
Adult Literacy Resource and Information Service, Language Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia ($25 plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia