ERIC Number: ED424373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy and the New Work Order. An International Literature Review.
Holland, Chris; Frank, Fiona; Cooke, Tony
This book is an international review of the literature on literacy and the new work order. The book begins with an overview examining the following topics: the history of workplace literacy education, the changing nature of work, the problem of illiteracy, and literacy in the context of the workplace. Part 1 presents texts critiquing or supporting the rhetoric of a New Work Order and analyses of the following current themes and issues: crisis and competitiveness (global restructuring, the literacy crisis, attempts to respond to and refute the crisis, and implications for provision); high-performance workplaces (total quality management and change, flexibility, impact of technology, core and periphery workers, and implications for provision); and the learning organization (competency-based training, progression and promotion, banking and liberating education, and implications for provision). Each section in part 1 contains a substantial bibliography. Part 2, which constitutes approximately one-third of the book, is an annotated bibliography of 120 publications: documents examining social science theory; management texts; research reports; policy documents; and documents exploring the role of unions in workplace literacy education and current workplace literacy education practice. The book contains 248 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Annotated Bibliographies, Banking, Career Development, Competence, Competency Based Education, Competition, Delivery Systems, Economic Change, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews, Personnel Management, Promotion (Occupational), State of the Art Reviews, Technological Advancement, Theory Practice Relationship, Total Quality Management, Unions, Work Environment, Workplace Literacy
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, England, United Kingdom (10 British pounds).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers; Students
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).; Lancaster Univ. (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)