ERIC Number: ED333916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-21
Reference Count: N/A
Northeast Texas Agricultural Literacy Network (A-Lit-NeT: A Rural College Partnership Project). Handbook for Customizing Workplace Literacy to Employer Training Needs.
Problems associated with the poor academic and technical preparation of many workers can be addressed through the use of occupational analysis techniques coupled with the development of curricula based on the results of such analyses. This workplace literacy handbook describes five stages in analyzing business literacy needs and developing relevant curricula. Following a brief introduction, the first section, "Getting Organized," describes the creation of a technical advisory committee (TAC) made up of workplace supervisors, senior-level workers, workplace training directors, a representative from organized labor, and postsecondary instructors, administrators, and career counselors. The next section, "Targeting Industries and Occupations," discusses the collection and analysis of labor market information. Next, "Occupational Analysis" describes the Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process in which expert workers from a business serve on special panels to assist in identifying job tasks and skills. The fourth section, "Task Analysis (Literacy Audit)," reviews the application of special matrices which list job tasks on the vertical axis, and various mathematical, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills along the horizontal axis. The final section, "Curriculum Development," discusses the creation and sequencing of course objectives, and the evaluation of student progress. Detailed appendixes provide a sample completed job inventory for poultry production and processing; a sample task analysis matrix; and a sample basic skills taxonomy which reviews and defines the academic skills listed on the task analysis matrix. (PAA)
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Guides, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Education, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Matrices, Occupational Surveys, Rural Areas, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Task Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.; National Association of Broadcasters, Washington, DC.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Texas Community Coll., Mount Pleasant.
Identifiers: DACUM Process; Northeast Texas Agricultural Literacy Network