Embedding Literacy & Essential Skills in the Workplace: Final Research Report

This is the research report from the Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace research project conducted from October 2009 to December 2012. The project investigated strategies for developing sustainable, practical workplace literacy initiatives embedded into work environments in the corrections sector, the Aboriginal sector, and the healthcare sector.

The presentation of the overall project and its evaluation framework is followed by three action research reports from each sector. Each of the action research reports outlines the situation before the project, the results of a literacy audit in the workplace, and an exploration of the opportunities to integrate the content or embed the practice of literacy and essential skills into the work environment.

In addition to the research report, a guidebook ‘Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace: Lessons from the research’ was developed.

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