Changing Work, Changing Workers: Critical Perspectives on Language, Literacy, and Skills

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Glynda Hull
SUNY Press, Mar 6, 1997 - Business & Economics - 392 pages
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This glimpse into factories, hospitals, other work settings, and work-related literacy programs, shows the massive changes in expectations for workers' "skills" in the twenty-first century, especially regarding language and literacy.

  

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Contents

Hearing Other Voices A Critical Assessment of Popular Views on Literacy and Work
3
Discourses of Workplace Education A Challenge to the New Orthodoxy
43
Pedagogical Innovation in a Workplace Literacy Program Theory and Practice
84
It Changed Something Inside of Me English Language Learning Structural Barriers to Employment and Workers Goals in a Workplace Literacy Pro...
117
Friends in the Kitchen Lessons from Survivors
141
Dick and Jane at Work The New Vocationalism and Occupational Literacy Programs
159
Its Not Your Skills Its the Test Gatekeepers for Women in the Skilled Trades
189
Widening the Narrowed Paths of Applied Communication Thinking a Curriculum Big Enough for Students
214
If Job Training is the Answer What is the Question? Research with Displaced Women Textile Workers
273
High Performance Work Talk A Pragmatic Analysis of the Language of Worker Participation
295
Nurses Work Womens Work Some Recent Issues of Professional Literacy and Practice
316
Finding Yourself in the Text Identity Formation in the Discourse of Workplace Documents
335
Teamwork and Literacy Teaching and Learning at Hardy Industries
350
List of Contributors
383
Index
387
Copyright

Complicating the Concept of Skill Requirements Scenes from a Workplace
249

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About the author (1997)

Glynda Hull is Associate Professor of Education, University of California, Berkeley, and is Director of Berkeley's College Writing Programs.