This presentation is given on the Annual Conference of the European Basic Skills Networks (EBSN) in Madrid in 2013. The title of the conference is ‘Opening doors - Developing partnerships for basic skills training beyond the classroom’.
In the presentation answers can be read to the following key policy questions of the workplace literacy programs (WLPs) in New Zealand.
- Are WLPs feasible?
- Are WLPs sustainable?
- How do we run WLPs effectively?
- Do WLPs recruit non-traditional learners?
- Are WLPs economically realistic?
- Do participants improve their literacy skills?
- What other impacts do WLPs achieve?
- Do participants improve their workplace practices?
- Are the changes related to changes in literacy skills?
- How significant is the potential contribution of WLPs?
- Will WLPs solve ‘the literacy problem’?