Workplace Literacy: Is There a Role for Vocational Institutions

Workplace Literacy: Is There a Role for Vocational Institutions

Jul 1995

Authors:

Theodore Lewis
University of Minnesota

Mildred Griggs
University of Illinois

Stephan Flister
Amadou Konare
University of Minnesota

Jason M. Githeko
Norah C. Chemengen
University of Illinois

Executive Summary:

This report examines five case studies of workplace literacy initiatives. Except for the Twin Cities Opportunities Industrialization Center (TCOIC), which is the actual name of that institution, pseudonyms are used throughout when referring to people and institutions. Broadly defined, workplace literacy in this study refers to the several kinds of capabilities and dispositions (such as the three Rs, learning how to learn, teamwork, problem-solving skills, and communication skills) that are now thought to comprise the necessary possessions one needs in order to function competently in today's workplace.

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Lewis, T., Griggs, M., Flister, S., Konare, A., Githeko, J. M., & Chemengen, N. C. (1995, July). Workplace literacy: Is there a role for vocational institutions. Berkeley, CA: National Center for Research in Vocational Education.