Critical literacy at work
- Illiteracy--the neglected enemy in public service. Anderson, Claire J.; Ricks, Betty Roper // Public Personnel Management;Spring93, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p137
Focuses on worker illiteracy in the local government in the United States. Existence of caste-like division of labor; Illiteracy defined; Extent of worker illiteracy; Employer reaction to worker illiteracy; Consequences of workplace illiteracy; Role of human resource managers; Coping with...
- A different set of literacy demands. Jury, Mark // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Feb99, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p364
Focuses on workplace literacy in Skagit County, located between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. Dilemma confronting Pat Nicholson, a resident of Skagit; Overview of the socioeconomic condition in the country; Background of the North Cascade Highway (Highway 20) project.
- The United States. Gordon, Kathryn // OECD Observer;Dec95/Jan96, Issue 197, p48
Examines the United States' strategies for developing and educating its workforce. Percentage literacy; Increase in campaign for adult education; Factors affecting workforce development including the population's geographical mobility.
- Workplace learning aids employees, firms. Graham, Sandy // Colorado Business Magazine;Aug97, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p10
Presents successes from Colorado's Workplace Learning program. Skills that can be learned by workers through the program; Skills that are usually missing from employees; Effects of illiteracy to the economy.
- Take two to eliminate three. Bimonte, Anthony // Professional Safety;Jan96, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p20
Discusses the importance of T-A-K-E (Talk, Actions, Knowledge, Equipment) checklist that reminds employees to think about hazards that lurk behind short cuts and rushed work practices. Importance of practicing safety; Causes of workplace injuries; Questions about workplace experiences.
- Workplace literacy demands increasing. Aylsworth, Karen // Grand Rapids Business Journal;10/14/96, Vol. 14 Issue 42, p13
Focuses on the rise of workplace literacy demands in Michigan. Changes in the standard of literacy; Problems of companies with functionally illiterate employees; Estimates on the number of illiterate adults in the state.
- `...but can they read and write?'. Agger, Ellen // Communication World;Oct/Nov96, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p27
Focuses on adult literacy in corporate environments. Basic reading and writing skills; Findings of first International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS); Language and design of written messages; Benefits of clear language; Literacy audit criteria.
- Workplace literacy affecting Tarrant County job growth. Costa, Fernando // Fort Worth Business Press;2/22/2010, Vol. 22 Issue 8, Special section p18
The article highlights the effects of workplace literacy on the job growth in Tarrant County, Texas.
- Workplace Literacy: National Workforce Literacy Project: Report on Employers Views on Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Skills. // Literacy Today;Mar2011, Issue 66, p24
The article offers information on the National Workforce Literacy Project which collected employer perspectives on workforce literacy in Australia.
- Workplace Literacy. Sorohan, Erica Gordon // Training & Development;Dec93, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p11
Focuses on 'Workplace Literacy: A Guide to the Literature and Resources,' a guidebook from the Center on Education and Training. Topics in the book; Price.