TITLE

Occupational Literacy Education (Book Review)

PUB. DATE
December 1986
SOURCE
Education;Winter86, Vol. 107 Issue 2, p191
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Book Review
ABSTRACT
Occupational Literacy Education. R. Timothy Rush, Alden J. Moe, and Rebecca L. Storlie. International Reading Association, Newark, Delaware, 1986. The authors maintain that the workplace is changing and service and technical professions are growing. They seek to describe kind of reading, writing, and oral language adults face during training and on the job for ten different occupations ranging from clerk to auto mechanic to licensed practical nurse. They believe that students anxious to leave high school so they can escape reading and writing should be brought face to face with the reality of on-the-job-training reading material they will face. The primary goal of the authors is to provide adult and occupational educators with basic information for developing literacy and related occupational competencies. Chapters 1 through 4 present foundational knowledge as a basis for instruction. Recommendations of applications oriented instructional methods are made in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 is devoted to methods of vocabulary development with lists of high frequency words.
ACCESSION #
4709431

 

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