ERIC Number: ED318272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Rock Valley College Private Sector Partnerships for English Literacy. Final Report.
Frost, Susan; Frazier, Connie
From August 12, 1987 to June 30, 1988, Rock Valley College, in cooperation with the Rockford Area Literacy Council and the college's English Language Study Center, administered a state grant entitled "Private Sector Partnerships for English Literacy." The goal of this project was to recruit and provide tutoring and classes for students of English second language literacy in their workplaces. The college-agency partnership functioned well, with each partner meeting its stated objectives. During the year, the project trained nine teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL), six of whom are actively teaching in the workplace. The project partners negotiated with management in 14 companies, tested the entire work force in 2 of the companies, and provided classes for 106 ESL students in 7 companies. All tuition, classroom space, textbooks, and in some cases, work release time were funded by the private sector for 86 of the ESL students. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rock Valley Coll., Rockford, IL.