Employment-Related Basic Skills
by Lois-Ellin Datta - 1982
This chapter examines literacy acquisition in vocational programs. Three conclusions are reached. First, the literacy needed for employability probably differs from the literacy needed for further education. Second, current vocational and occupational training programs, while concerned with the acquisition of basic skills, have yet to demonstrate substantial attention in actual instructional practices or much success in improving basic skills. Third, recent research on effective instruction, motivation for learning, and the nature of skilled reading offers new ideas that could be applied to improving literacy for employability among youth.
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