Workplace Literacy Best Practices
- Adult skills 'must be demand-led.'. // Education (14637073);12/8/2006, Issue 250, p1
The article discusses the results of the Leitch review of workforce skills in Great Britain. The research concludes that employers, individuals and the government must improve their efforts by increasing investment and action, ensuring a basic platform of skills for all, increasing access and...
- Overcoming the Illiteracy Barrier. Park, Rosemary J. // Training & Development Journal;Mar1984, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p77
Focuses on the problem of workplace illiteracy. Levels of illiteracy; Approaches to the problem; Ways of designing of workplace literacy program.
- Budget boosts worker training. Burgess, Michael // DEMM: Engineering & Manufacturing;Jul2008, p31
The article discusses impact of the 2008 Budget on employment training in New Zealand. The Budget includes an increase in funding for adult literacy and numeracy initiatives (LLN), with a total of $168 million. This funding will be used to increase the awareness of employers and employees of...
- The influence of persistence on literacy learning in adult... Fitzgerald, Nicholas B.; Young, Malcom B. // Adult Education Quarterly;Winter97, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p78
Focuses on study carried out on the variables which directly or indirectly influence reading achievement in adult literacy programs. Major focus of the study; Direct and indirect influences; How the adult literacy education program can be improved; Findings of the study; Method of study.
- Majority of South Carolinians Unemployable by Knowledge-Based Industry Standards. Yoho, Deborah W. // South Carolina Business;Apr2007, p9
The article reports that the South Carolina labor force is functionally under-educated and unemployable in terms of knowledge-based industry standards. According to the U.S. National Assessment of Adult Literacy, commissioned by the U.S. Congress, 31 percent of adults in South Carolina function...
- Life-skills and Literacy: Employers' Perspectives on Staff Learning Needs. Comrie, Margie; Murray, Nicola // International Journal of Learning;2009, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p387
A number of Western countries face a potential adult literacy crisis revealed by international surveys and increasing workplace demands. Concern in New Zealand was raised by results of the 1996 International Adult Literacy Survey showing 48 percent of adults were at literacy levels one and two,...
- Building an Adult Workplace Literacy Program for Spanish- Speaking Carpenters. Case, Rod E.; Ainsworth, John; Emerson, Rick // Adult Learning;2004, Vol. 15 Issue 3/4, p22
The article provides information on how to develop and implement an adult workplace literacy program for English as a Second Language (ESL) students based upon the principles of a social practices definition of literacy. It explores the details in the development of a curriculum for the...
- SIMPLE AS A PENNY PICNIC. Myers, Jane M. // Indiana Libraries;2008, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p80
The article discusses the initiatives advocating adult literacy in Indiana in 2008. It highlights the Indiana Literary Association (ILA), which for the last two years, has been meeting with the plan to expand adult volunteer literacy program to every county in the state. It relates on the...
- 64 Words. J.R. // Phi Delta Kappan;Apr2011, Vol. 92 Issue 7, p4
An introduction to the journal is presented which discusses the author's experience of tutoring a functionally illiterate woman enrolled at Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit, Michigan.