ERIC Number: ED313538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Improving Workplace Literacy through Community Collaboration. Leader's Guide and Workbook.
Charner, Ivan; Fox, Shirley
This document consists of a leader's guide that tells how to conduct a 1-day workshop and a workbook used by workshop participants to develop action plans to improve workplace literacy and the collaboration skills needed to implement those plans. It is intended that workshop participants should consist of 10-15 community members.) A memorandum in the leader's guide summarizes the intent of the guide and the leader's responsibilities. The first section gives a rationale for improving workplace literacy and for using community collaboration to do it, describes the organization of the document, and describes the workshop that the leader is to conduct. The second section gives detailed steps for conducting the workshop and includes 11 overhead transparency masters. The text of the workbook is reproduced on the left side of the page, and related notes for the workshop leader appear on the right. The workbook contains worksheets on which the participants can identify such things as workplace literacy skills; problems (for example, existing employees require skill upgrading, entry-level employees possess low levels of basic skills, and the labor pool includes large numbers of non-English speakers); possible solutions; potential community resources; and the benefits of improved workplace literacy. Other worksheets guide the development of action plans that include goals and objectives, tasks and activities, and a timeline. The document concludes with lists of basic workplace skills, reasons for adult participation in education, reasons for adults not participating, critical elements for overcoming barriers, principles and skills for successful collaboration; and strategies to create and maintain effective partnerships. A glossary and an 18-item bibliography are also included. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Community Action, Community Change, Community Involvement, Community Leaders, Education Work Relationship, Functional Literacy, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Social Responsibility, Workplace Literacy
National Institute for Work and Learning, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20037 (Leader's Guide: $12.50 plus $3.00 postage; Workbook: $6.00 plus $3.00 postage; package of 10 workbooks--$45.00 plus $6.50 postage; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Instruction.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.