ERIC Number: ED452742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Worker-Centered Learning: A Union Guide to Basic Skills.
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC. Working for America Inst.
This guide is designed to be used by union leaders wishing to increase the basic skills (the full array of reading, writing, communication, math, reasoning, and problem-solving skills) of their members by running a workplace learning program. It provides guidelines for analyzing the needs of the target group of workers and for developing an education and training strategy that will meet the members' needs. The guidebook is divided into three parts, six chapters, and four appendices. The four chapters in Part one contains information that will assist the program leader in understanding the basic issues to be dealt with in a workplace learning center, and how this education project can be made part of the union's agenda for explaining larger issues to the members. In part two, two chapters provide nine specific action steps for designing a program of instruction, and other ideas for meeting members' education and training needs. The four appendices of part three provide details of where to find out more about workplace education and training. A subject index is appended. (Contains 86 annotated references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC. Working for America Inst.