Workplace literacy in industrial settings

Statement of Responsibility:
Chandler, Carolyn Ebel
Series Issue:
2005-009
Date:
2005
Publisher:
SIL International
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Working Papers 2005-009
Extent:
8 pages
Abstract:

This paper was presented at the International Literacy Year Colloquium in October 1990, in Washington, D.C. It addresses the problem of workplace illiteracy and marginal literacy. The need among blue-collar workers is particularly keen and is being neglected. Traditional adult literacy courses are, for the most part, not adequate. Curriculum needs to be pertinent to worker-perceived needs. Employers need to release workers with pay for at least part of the training time. The identities of those involved in classes may need to be kept confidential. Several examples of workplace literacy programs are given. There are some bright spots, but much work needs to be done.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
United States
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Work Type:
Subject:
industrial programs
Literacy
Literacy Colloquium
Literacy problems
Literacy programs
United States
workplace
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Entry Number:
7813