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The workplace literacy primer : an action manual for training and development professionals
Rothwell, William J., 1951-
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First edition.
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Amherst, Mass. : HRD Press, [1990]

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xviii, 412 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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HF5549.5.T7 R66 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Written primarily for training and development professionals, this practical, how-to manual outlines approaches for improving the basic employability skills of workers. The book is divided into 6 parts and 12 chapters, which successively acquaint the reader with an overview of the literacy crisis in the US; the identification and resolution of employee basic skills problems; the role of in-house training in improving employee performance; the design and delivery of basic skills training; and the implementation and evaluation of organizational training programs. Five appendixes provide model skills-training policies; a training needs-assessment questionaire; a list of basic skills tests; a listing of basic skills-training materials; and selected case studies such as United Auto Workers and Ford/GM. This book is addressed to a rather specialized audience and is extremely applied in nature; managers charged with addressing basic skills problems in their organization will likely find the manual instructive. Advanced students of business and education concerned with the issue of workplace literacy will also find this volume worthwhile, especially the chapter endnotes that provides numerous leads to the employee training and development literature. -T. Gutteridge, Southern Illinois University--Carbondale