ERIC Number: ED445274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Building Literacy and Numeracy into Training: A Synthesis of Recent Research into the Effects of Integrating Literacy and Numeracy into Training Packages.
Sanguinetti, Jill, Ed.; Hartley, Robyn, Ed.
The six state-based research centers of the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium (ALNARC) investigated the effects of inclusion of literacy and numeracy standards in Australia's national training packages and the standards' impact on the quality of learning and work outcomes. The six ALNARC projects, which used a case study approach, examined a diversity of industries, training materials, and training sites. Overall, the projects revealed that progress in implementing training packages and addressing literacy and numeracy in that context has been uneven. The transition from curriculum-based to training package delivery was characterized as being fraught with confusion and uncertainties. The following items were deemed necessary for improvement of literacy provision and the quality of training: more time for basic training; enhanced quality control; linkage of training to productivity outcomes; and professional development and support for trainers. Other issues identified included the following: the effects of implicit rather than explicit inclusion of language, literacy, and numeracy competencies in industry standards; the language and discourse of training packages; the context of training; funding issues; and access and equity issues. The projects resulted in 19 recommendations regarding further development of training packages. (The bibliography lists 134 references. An appendix lists 46 recommendations by state.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Competence, Competency Based Education, Consortia, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Equal Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Fused Curriculum, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Labor Force Development, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews, Material Development, National Curriculum, Numeracy, Outcomes of Education, Professional Development, Regional Planning, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Synthesis, Teacher Improvement, Theory Practice Relationship, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.; Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium, Melbourne (Victoria). Victorian Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Australia