ERIC Number: ED445277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Investigating Literacy Language & Numeracy in Training Packages. Report on the South Australian Program.
The implementation and effectiveness of the inclusion of literacy and numeracy in industry training packages was examined in a case study that focused on the use the horticulture industry training package in South Australia. Data were gathered from the following activities: a literature review; consultations with stakeholders in the package's development or delivery; 5 weeks of observations of the interaction between 1 trainer and 11 trainees; surveys of an unspecified number of selected trainers and the 11 trainees; and 15-minute interviews with 6 trainees, a trainer, and the training package coordinator. The following were among the main findings: (1) although literacy and numeracy information kits have been developed and disseminated by the Australian National Training Authority, use of the kits is not widespread; (2) literacy and numeracy competencies are generally buried in the training packages; (3) poor literacy and numeracy skills may inhibit successful completion of training package units; (4) more articulation arrangements with higher education are needed; and (5) links between trainers, workplace assessors, and worksites must be strengthened to support the intent of the training package model. (The bibliography lists 15 references. The interview questions, student questionnaire, and staff questionnaire are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Articulation (Education), Case Studies, Competence, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Fused Curriculum, Higher Education, Horticulture, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Labor Force Development, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews, National Curriculum, Numeracy, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Staff Development, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Training Methods, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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