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ERIC Number: ED382787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Pages: 603
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Workplace Skills Enhancement Program. Dissemination Report.
Essex Community Coll., MD.
This document describes the Maryland Hospital Skills Enhancement Program, a collaborative effort of the Maryland Hospital Association, Essex Community College, and three Maryland hospitals that was designed to improve the literacy/basic education skills of hospital employees in 11 targeted service occupations. Two curriculum models were used: self-learning packet and 12-week courses on specific topics. The report notes that, of the 830 hospital employees who completed literacy tests, 610 attended at least one program session, 340 (56%) completed 1 semester, and 59 (17%) completed more than 1 semester. The 49 employees who completed 1 or more semesters and reading pre/posttests gained an average of 4.0 scale points in reading, and the 101 employees who completed 1 or more semesters and math pre/posttests advanced an average of 6.8 scale points. Participants also received peer tutoring, counseling, and job placement services. Appendixes constituting approximately 90% of this document contain the following: supervisor and participant follow-up surveys and selected results; project publicity materials; Workplace Educational Skills Analysis summary reports and problem-solving activities; external evaluator's report; individualized self-learning packages; peer tutoring information, math workshop materials; sample lesson plans; business writing, communications, grammar/writing/vocabulary, and medical terms curricula. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Essex Community Coll., MD.
Identifiers: Maryland