ERIC Number: EJ902817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Political Culture and Moral Literacy: Using Words to Create Better Workers
Cline, Andrew R.
Community Literacy Journal, v1 n1 p83-93 2006
Integrity is commonly conflated with basic literacy in assessments of the skills workers need. This case study of a word-based character education program in Springfield, Missouri examines how business leaders may blame a lack of skills by employees on a lack of moral literacy. The premise of this essay is that the expression of a literacy program by participating institutions will be influenced by the political culture of the region in which the institutions reside. Considering the influence of political culture on community literacy programs is important because such influence is likely to privilege certain sets of socio-political and economic values, and ways of knowing, over others.
Descriptors: Literacy, Values Education, Community Programs, Integrity, Individual Characteristics, Job Skills, Human Capital, Institutions, Ideology, Subcultures, Organizational Culture, Political Attitudes, Language Role, Power Structure, Moral Values, Cultural Context
Community Literacy Journal. Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse, DePaul University, 802 West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Tel: 906-370-0206; Web site: http://communityliteracy.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri