ERIC Number: ED441950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May-3
Developing and Teaching in Workplace Literacy Programs.
Three areas of research are particularly important for educators concerned with literacy in the workplace. The areas are the following: (1) the National Adult Literacy Survey results that show that for many workers there are gaps between tested literacy abilities and the new literacy demands present in the most promising jobs; (2) 2 decades of studies that demonstrate the benefits of functional context literacy instruction, which matches instruction to settings and materials with which learners have daily contact; and (3) several detailed case studies that focus upon the dangers inherent in simplistic approaches to designing workplace literacy instruction. The implications of this research for educators are that there is a broad population in need of support to handle the literacy requirements of the new workplace, that there is a need for multi-level programs, and that learners should be involved in planning their instruction. (Contains 11 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (Indianapolis, IN, May 3, 2000).