ERIC Number: ED445281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Literacy Factor: Adding Value to Training. Investigation of the Inclusion of Literacy in Training Packages in the Food Processing Industry.
The effects of the inclusion of literacy and numeracy competencies within Australia's food processing industry training package were examined in two case studies of training at two food processing facilities in Victoria. The first case study involved a large pasta factory that had approximately 270 employees and a contract with a registered training organization (RTO). The second case study examined a bread factory at which training was provided by in-house workplace trainers. Data were collected through a literature review and interviews with a representative of the Victorian Food Industry Training board, an industry training consultant, a company training manager, and the manager of an RTO. In both case studies, the inclusion of literacy in industry standards resulted in enterprise-based teachers adding value to training on a number of levels. However, trainers' literacy-related work tended to be marginalized by the constraints of the industrial context and because literacy standards were implicit rather than explicitly spelled out in endorsed components. (The bibliography lists 18 references. The following are among the items appended: outlines of core, optional, and specialist standards aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework structure; a checklist for on-the-job assessment in electric forklift operation; and training materials for various level work practices.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Case Studies, Competence, Competency Based Education, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Employee Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Equipment Utilization, Food Processing Occupations, Food Standards, Foreign Countries, Fused Curriculum, Industrial Training, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, National Curriculum, Numeracy, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Trade and Industrial Education, Trainers, Training Methods, Training Objectives
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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