ERIC Number: ED382787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
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)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Business Communication, Business English, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Hospital Personnel, Information Dissemination, Job Placement, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Medical Vocabulary, Numeracy, Partnerships in Education, Peer Teaching, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Service Workers, Skill Development, Statewide Planning, Technical Writing, Tutoring, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy, Workshops, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Essex Community Coll., MD.