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ERIC Number: ED434234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 304
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ISBN: ISBN-0-582-25765-4
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Language and Literacy in Workplace Education: Learning at Work. Language in Social Life Series.
Mawer, Giselle; Fletcher, Lee; McCall, Julia; O'Grady, Catherine; Ong, Bee Jong
Interweaving theory and commentary with case studies, this book explores a multifaceted approach to workplace education that develops workers' skills and integrates learning, language, and cross-cultural issues into work, communication, and management practices. Chapter 1 explores the changing world of work and implications for workforce skill development needs. Chapter 2 examines trends emerging from national government policies, pressures on educators, and changing workplace education and training practices. Chapter 3 explores theoretical perspectives about language and learning that inform a holistic approach to workplace education. Chapter 4 proposes a multifaceted approach. Chapters 5-13 account for the partnerships between workplaces and teachers. The following topics are covered: (1) issues in researching workplace needs and setting the ground for a collaborative, responsive workplace program; (2) strategies for planning for success and integration of workplace language programs into mainstream activities; (3) issues related to defining competence and the standards development process; (4) collaborative development of vocational curriculum; (5) practical ways educators used the learning potential of everyday work to support, supplement, or replace formal learning arrangements; (6) strategies educators can use to develop trainers' communication and presentation skills; (7) ways educators can contribute to developing effective and fair assessment practices in the workplace; (8) working with teams; and (9) ways educators can contribute to improving customer relations. Chapter 14 outlines implications relating to the workplace educator's role. The book contains 214 references and an index. (YLB)
Prentice Hall, One Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458. Web site: .
Publication Type: Books
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia