Changing Work, Changing Workers: Critical Perspectives on Language, Literacy, and Skills / Edition 1

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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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1. Hearing Other Voices: A Critical Assessment of Popular Views on Literacy and Work
Glynda Hull

Part I: Perspectives from the Classroom

2. Discourses on Workplace Education: A Challenge to the New Orthodoxy
Katherine Schultz

3. Pedagogical Innovation in a workplace Literacy Program: Theory and Practice
Judy Kalman and Kay M. Losey

4. "It Changed Something Inside of Me": English Language Learning, Structural Barriers to Employment, and Workers' Goal in a Workplace Literacy Program
Debby D'Amico and Emily Schnee

5. "Friends in the Kitchen": Lessons from Survivors
Sheryl Greenwood Gowen and Carol Bartlett

6. Dick and Jane at Work: The New Vocationalism and Occupational Literacy Programs
W. Norton Grubb

7. "It's Not Your Skills, It's the Text": Gatekeepers for Women in the Skilled Trade
Marisa Castellano

8. Widening the Narrowed Paths of Applied Communication: Thinking a Curriculum Big Enough for Students
Mark Jury

Part II: Perspectives from the Factory Floor

9. Complicating the Concept of Skill Requirements: Scenes from a Workplace
Charles Darrah

10. If Job Training is the Answer, What is the Question? Research with Displaced Women Textile Workers
Juliet Merrified

11. High Performance Work Talk: A Pragmatic Analysis of the Language of Worker Participation
Oren Ziv

12. Nurses' Work, Women's Work: Some Recent Issues of Professional Literacy and Practice
Jenny Cook-Gumperz and Karolyn Hanna

13. Finding Yourself in the Text: Identity Formation in the Discourse of Workplace Documents
David Jolliffe

14. Teamwork and Literacy: Teaching and Learning at Hardy Industries
Sylvia Hart-Landsberg and Stephen Reder

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