ERIC Number: ED422528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Chronicling the Learning Curve: Workplace Education Instructors Share Their Stories.
Belfiore, Mary Ellen, Ed.
This book contains the personal narratives of six Canadian workplace education instructors. The opening article (Mary Ellen Belfiore) discusses the remaining narratives within the context of the theme that the essence of workplace education is teaching and learning in distinct cultures. "Math Works!" (Brian Nicholson) relates how teaching a highly successful math course is positioned within a company's move toward high performance. "Tending to Literacy in Rural Ontario" (Lee O'Rourke) chronicles the lives and learning of experienced farmers as they overcome hesitation and fear to pass agricultural certification exams. In "More than Job Preparation: Turning Literacy into Gold" (Rebekah Courtney, Don Matthews), the experience of teaching basic skills and job readiness for remote mining jobs to a First Nations band is presented with special emphasis on issues in teaching members of another culture. "Clearly the Way To Go...in the Workplace" (Leah Morris) explains how one instructor managed to deliver customized services to two companies with very different orientations, commitments, and employee populations. The final narrative, "Communicating in a Diverse Workplace" (Judith Bond), addresses differences head on in sessions offered to all employees in a team-based manufacturing company. Concluding the book are author and editor biographies. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, American Indians, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Cultural Differences, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Numeracy, On the Job Training, Personal Narratives, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Workplace Literacy
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: ABC Canada, Toronto (Ontario).
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