ERIC Number: ED419135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Expanding Literacies: English Teaching and the New Workplace. SUNY Series, Literacy, Culture, and Learning: Theory and Practice.
Garay, Mary Sue, Ed.; Bernhardt, Stephen A., Ed.
This collection of 18 essays explores how English teaching at both secondary and postsecondary levels can be made more relevant to work. Titles and authors are as follows: "Of Work and English" (Mary Sue Garay); "Toward a Working English for Twenty-First Century Schools and Colleges" (Mary Sue Garay); "Work in Transition: Trends and Implications" (Stephen A. Bernhardt, Bruce W. Farmer); "Technology, Education, and Workplaces of the Future: A Parent's View" (Patricia Sullivan); "Beyond Basics: Workplace Skills in the New Manufacturing Environment" (Sally K. Robinson); "Technical and Political Literacy: Training and Communicating in the Nuclear Power Industry" (Carolyn Boiarsky, Sarah Liggett); "Literacy Practices in the Healthcare Industry: The Challenge for Teachers" (Paul R. Meyer, Patricia Teel Bates); "Workers at Risk: or, How You Read and Write Might Save Your Life" (Beverly Sauer); "Transferring Writing Knowledge to the Workplace: Are We on Track?" (Anne Beaufort); "Adjusting School Writing Curricula To Reflect Expanded Workplace Writing" (Larry Mikulecky); "Tech Prep Concepts and the English Classroom: All Students Must Be Work-Ready" (Gregory Johnson, Robert Taylor); "Secondary Technical Communication: Moving beyond Vocational English" (Mary Helen Steinauer, Janet Hyden); "Workplace Literacy and the Two-Year College: Democratic Vistas" (Katherine E. Staples, Pamela S. Ecker); "Preparing All Students for the New Workplace Literacy: Avenues for English Instruction in High Schools and Colleges" (David A. Jolliffe); "Creating Partnerships for Literacy in the College Workplace" (Libby Falk Jones); "The Oregon Initiative: Pursuing America's Choice for High Skill Schooling" (Del Schalock, Joyce M. Reinke); "Partnerships: Intellectual and Institutional Relationships between Education and Business" (Jeanne Marcum Gerlach, Dwane Kingery); and "Forging New Partnerships: Exemplary Business/School Coalitions" (Helen Constantinides, Mary Sue Garay). The book contains a contributors list and index. (YLB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Computer Literacy, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Experiential Learning, Job Skills, Literacy Education, Postsecondary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Tech Prep, Workplace Literacy, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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