ERIC Number: ED468648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Breaking Down Barriers: Certificate in Workplace Language, Literacy and Numeracy Training. Second Edition.
Holland, Chris, Ed.; Frank, Fiona, Ed.; Caunt, Jaine Chisholm, Ed.
This document is the course book of an accredited 3-day professional development course for qualified basic skills tutors in the United Kingdom who are interested in working in workplace settings. The course materials are organized into 17 sections grouped into 4 units as follows: (1) general concepts of workplace language, literacy, and numeracy training and organizational culture (provision in the context of the workplace; a whole-organizational approach; organizational culture; cultural models; new developments affecting workplace language, literacy, and numeracy); (2) making it happen (keeping the organization with you; the organizational needs analysis; negotiating with an organization; employers' checklists; steering groups); (3) setting it up (publicity; the program outline; delivery options); and (4) developing the learning program (developing objectives and learning outcomes; accreditation in the workplace context; program expectations; evaluation). Accreditation information is presented for use with tutors who are taking the course to earn a certificate in workplace language, literacy, and numeracy training. Two suggested assignments are presented for each of the four course units. Each suggested assignment includes a brief description of the assignment, a behavioral objective, performance criteria, evidence indicators, and evidence requirements. A bibliography listing 38 references and list of 30 useful organizations are included. A progression pathways map and Basic Skills Initiative diagram are appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Behavioral Objectives, Certification, Competence, Competency Based Education, Contract Training, Coordination, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational Certificates, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Models, National Organizations, Needs Assessment, Numeracy, Organizational Climate, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Publicity, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Student Evaluation, Teacher Education Curriculum, Trainers, Training, Training Methods, Units of Study, Workplace Literacy
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE11 7GE, United Kingdom. Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom