Three generations: exploring approaches to workplace literacy and numeracy

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Author: Waterhouse, Peter; McHardy, Janet

Abstract:

This paper has been commissioned by the New South Wales Board of Vocational Education and Training (BVET). The paper focuses upon workplace language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) issues in the light of international comparative survey data which suggests that over seven million Australians are deemed likely to experience literacy difficulties in everyday life; and nearly eight million are likely to experience difficulties with numeracy. These figures represent approximately half of Australia’s working age population (Industry Skills Councils, 2011). The authors propose a rethink of how...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Numeracy; Language; Workforce development; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Basic skill; Skill needs; Capacity building; Learning method; Workplace learning

Geographic subjects: Australia; New South Wales; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: NSW Department of Education and Communities, [2011]

Physical description: 41 p.

ISBN: 9781921084157

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 108.1571

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