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Literacy Beat, 1987
This document discusses reasons for the current interest in workplace literacy and describes existing training for the workplace. Among the reasons for the interest in workplace literacy are changing demographics, which are altering the composition of the labor force, and changes such as the demise of the factory model in the workplace itself and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities
Thistlethwaite, Linda – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1989
A Job Training Partnership Act-funded reading, writing, mathematics, and cooperative learning program for 83 participants aged 14-21 was evaluated with pre- and postassessments. Program strengths identified were emphasis on a workplace atmosphere, structure with flexibility, variety in grouping procedures, computer-assisted writing, and outside…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
McCallister, Joe Michael; And Others – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1988
Twenty-seven participants in a Job Training Partnership Act-funded literacy program at Houston Community College received one of three types of computer-assisted instruction (CAI). The longer CAI was used, the higher the posttest reading and mathematics scores. Students with higher skill levels at entry learned faster with CAI systems. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction
BCEL Newsletter for the Business & Literacy Communities, 1992
From November 1989 to June 1990, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) conducted an individually administered assessment of a representative sampling of some 6,000 adults to determine the literacy skills of the 20,037,087 persons being served by the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and Employment Service/Unemployment Insurance (ES/UI) programs,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Blacks, Educational Attainment