This curriculum guide is for trade union educators who are involved in setting up and implementing literacy programs for union members. The guide identifies what makes a trade union approach different from other approaches to workplace literacy. It provides guidelines for curriculum writers and instructors who need to develop materials for union programs. It describes the key elements of a worker-centred literacy curriculum and provides examples of materials that demonstrate how the recommended approach can be applied in practice.
We have assumed that the users of the guide have training and hands-on experience in worker-centred union literacy, whether as instructors or program coordinators. The guide is not meant to take the place of good instructor training, both with regard to trade union education and adult literacy.