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This collection of writings is the culmination of students' study in the Worker Education Program's (WEP) workplace literacy classes. The WEP is a joint labor/management project of the Service Employees International Union Local 285 and unionized health care employers in Massachusetts that offers a range of education, job training, and career ladder programs for workers seeking to improve their communication and language skills, obtain greater job security, and move into higher-graded positions. The 59 authors represented in this publication are students enrolled in WEP's classes in English as a Second Language and writing and communication skills at five worksites in the Boston area. Although a few of the writers were born in the United States, most were born in a variety of other countries. Their English skills and educational levels range from elementary to postgraduate. The writings include anecdotes, personal histories, reflections, and poetry. (KC)

Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Continuing Education, Creative Writing, Cultural Background, English (Second Language), Expository Writing, Immigrants, Literacy Education, Poetry, Workplace Literacy, Writing for Publication, Writing Instruction

Author: Workers Education Program, Inc., Boston, MA.



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