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These four collections of essays are the work of adult participants in the Workforce Instructional Network (WIN), a National Workplace Literacy Project. The authors are workers who participated in classes for reading/writing improvement and business writing and clerical skills. The finished pieces resulted from the following: group discussion of the writing process; individual work on writing stories, informative pieces, and opinions; and collaborative work on revision and editing. The two volumes created by two Reading/Writing Improvement classes, Looking Back on Our Memories and Looking Forward to Our Education and Putting Our Skills Back to Work, are collections that emphasize childhood memories, current applications, and future dreams of education. Looking Back on Our Memories and Looking Forward to Our Education contains nine essays in two chapters: Childhood and Family Stories and Education Is Not Just for Kids. Putting Our Skills Back to Work contains 12 essays on using skills on the job. The two volumes created by two Business Writing and Clerical Skills classes, Reaching Out to the Business World and Second Chance to Win, are writings that explore job opportunities, job search strategies, and uses for computers. Second Chance to Win has 12 writings in three areas: Using Computers in Different Fields, Working as a Secretary, and Job Hunting. Reaching Out in the Business World contains nine essays, the majority of which are summaries of job shadowing. (YLB)

Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Career Exploration, Computers, Creative Writing, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Job Search Methods, Literacy Education, School Publications, Student Developed Materials, Student Participation, Student Publications, Workplace Literacy

School of Education/Center for Initiatives in Education, Southwest Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666; or San Marcos Literacy Action, P.O. Box 907, San Marcos, TX 78667.









Author: McBride, Pamela G., Ed.; Johnson, Margaret L., Ed.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=11942&id=ED353382







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