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Improving literacy at work

Author: Alison Wolf; Karen Evans
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Improving learning TLRP.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modern societies demand high levels of literacy. The written word is pervasive; individuals with poor literacy skills are deeply disadvantaged; and governments are increasingly pre-occupied with the contribution that skills can make to economic growth. As a result, the basic skills of adult workers are of concern as never before, a focus for workplace and education policy and practice. While Improving Literacy at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Wolf; Karen Evans
ISBN: 9780415548687 0415548683 9780415548724 0415548721 9780203838303 0203838300
OCLC Number: 631748902
Description: xvi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Improving Learning TLRP; Contents; Illustrations; Figures; Tables; Boxes; Series Editor's preface; Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; Adults learning in and through the workplace; Research design; The structure of the book; Part I What are the issues?; Chapter 1 Literacy learning at work; The policy context; The 'growth' agenda; The target culture; The International Adult Literacy Survey; Skills for Life and workplace provision; Funding basic skills courses in the workplace; Organizing assumptions: the rationale for programme design; Chapter 2 Perspectives and key concepts.
Series Title: Improving learning TLRP.
Responsibility: Alison Wolf and Karen Evans with Katerina Ananiadou, Liam Aspin, andrew Jenkins, Sue Southwood and Edmind Waite,

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Modern societies demand high levels of literacy. This book addresses such questions as: how do adults' literacy skills impact on their working lives, and on the enterprises where they work; how can  Read more...

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