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Literacies required for a 21st century workforce: preparing youth and adults for proficiency in the academic, technical and cultural literacies required by a complex work world

Publisher: National Adult Literacy Database Inc.

Published At: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Date Published: Feb 22, 2005

Distributor: National Adult Literacy Database Inc.

Source Address: Scovil House, 703 Brunswick Street

Source City/State/Zip: Fredericton New Brunswick, Canada E3B 1H8

Phone: (506) 457-6900

Material Type: Conference Paper

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 9 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Adult Literacy; Educational Strategies; Educational Philosophy; Integrated Curriculum; Integrated Learning Systems

This paper - written for the Ohio Career-Technical and Adult Education Leadership and Policy Forum (Feb 2005) - addresses the "movement in high schools, community colleges, and adult basic education (ABE) towards Functional Context Education (FCE), in which basic academic skills of reading, writing, mathematics, [etc.] are...integrated with content related to coping life" after finishing school. References included. Article may also be accessed from the NALD website at

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