Workplace Wednesday: Embedding Literacy & Essential Skills in the Workplace

Workplace Wednesday: Embedding Literacy & Essential Skills in the Workplace

Workplace Wednesday: Embedding Literacy & Essential Skills in the Workplace

Date posted: June 26, 2013

Welcome to Workplace Wednesday, connecting you with resources that link literacy, business, industry, and the workplace.

Today’s feature is newly published research report from Decoda Literacy Solutions.

Embedding Literacy & Essential Skills in the Workplace: final research report
Introductory report and conclusion: Diana Twiss & Tracy Defoe; Corrections sector reports: Julia Dodge & Betsy Alkenbrack; Aboriginal sector reports: Kathryn Lacerte & Ron Rice; Healthcare sector reports: Patty Bossort & Pat Hodgson, with Mary Ellen Belfiore; edited by Joan Acosta, 2013.

This is the research report from the Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace research project conducted from October 2009 to December 2012. The project investigated strategies for developing sustainable, practical workplace literacy initiatives embedded into work environments in the corrections sector, the Aboriginal sector, and the healthcare sector.

The presentation of the overall project and its evaluation framework is followed by three action research reports from each sector. Each of the action research reports outlines the situation before the project, the results of a literacy audit in the workplace, and an exploration of the opportunities to integrate the content or embed the practice of literacy and essential skills into the work environment.

In addition to the research report, this project also created a guidebook – Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills: Lessons from Our Research

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