ERIC Number: ED348580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Guidebook for Developing Workplace Literacy Programs. A Publication of Indiana's Model Workplace Literacy Training Program.
Mikulecky, Larry; And Others
This guide, based on the Model Workplace Literacy Training Program for Indiana State Employees established at the Indiana Women's Prison in 1991, provides practical advice on developing workplace literacy programs. The guide is organized in six chapters, following an introduction that describes the origins of the Indiana program and outlines the steps in its development. Chapter 1 provides background information on effective workplace literacy programs, and the main body of the guide (Chapters 2-5) concentrates on the planning and curriculum development that lead up to delivering classes in the workplace. Described in detail and accompanied by illustrative anecdotes drawn from the Indiana program are the following: (1) comprehensive procedures for planning and scheduling initial meetings with managers to decide on training methods; (2) literacy task analyses of specific jobs to determine basic skills problems; (3) development of custom-designed curriculum based on the task analyses; and (4) delivering instruction to target groups. Chapter 6 and its addendum describe the methods of evaluation used with the Indiana model program and the evaluation results. A bibliography lists 19 references. Five appendixes provide a sample timeline for a workplace literacy program, a literacy task analysis, a sample recruitment form, an example of a custom-designed curriculum, and sample job aids. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Literacy Education, Models, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Workplace Literacy
Language Education Dept., School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47406 ($8).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Identifiers: Indiana; Literacy Audits