ERIC Number: ED334442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Educational Skills Analysis. Training Guide.
Manly, Donna; And Others
Basic skills instruction can be tied to work performed on the job by conducting a Workplace Educational Skills Analysis (WESA). WESA is a systematic process used by the Wisconsin Workplace Partnership Training Program to identify and analyze the basic educational skills required on the job. Basic skills are identified in seven areas: (1) computing; (2) listening; (3) problem solving; (4) reading; (5) speaking; (6) team building; and (7) writing. The six stages of the WESA process are as follows: (1) design meetings; (2) interview preparation; (3) interviews and observations; (4) data analysis and draft reports; (5) clarification meetings; and (6) final reports. WESA information enables instructors to develop job and workplace-specific curricula, use workplace-specific materials in instruction, design competency-based participant assessment instruments, develop individualized education plans, and assist employees with career planning. Peer advisors play a vital role in the success of the programs. (Twenty references, a 35-item bibliography, and the following 13 appendices are included: (1) program components; (2) planning meeting agenda; (3) implementation strategy meeting agenda; (4) design meeting agenda; (5) interview schedule; (6) summary report; (7) supervisor interview worksheet; (8) employee interview worksheet; (9) skills observation worksheet; (10) observation worksheet; (11) detailed report; (12) Gunning Fog Index; and (13) suggested components for final reports.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adults, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Individualized Instruction, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Listening Skills, Management Teams, Needs Assessment, Peer Counseling, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Speech Skills, Teaching Guides, Workplace Literacy, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Identifiers: Literacy Audits; Wisconsin
Note: Produced by the Wisconsin Workplace Partnership Literacy Program with the Wisconsin AFL-CIO and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. For a related evaluation report, see CE 058 513.