ERIC Number: ED319980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Basics Training Manual. ASTD Best Practices Series: Training for a Changing Work Force. First Edition.
Carnevale, Anthony P.; And Others
This document, a result of a 3-year study, gives step-by-step instructions for establishing and implementing a program to teach the basic skills necessary in the workplace. The resulting programs use the applied approach that motivates learners by linking learning to improved job performance. The document is intended for practitioners and administrators responsible for providing private or public training programs; administrators and instructors involved in basic skills programs; business and management consultants; and secondary, postsecondary, vocational, and adult educators. The introduction explains what skills employers want. The next section explains the document's format, including the meaning of various symbols used. The bulk of the document explains these steps of program development: (1) identifying job changes or problems related to basic workplace skills; (2) charting a course for building management and union support for workplace basics training programs; (3) developing and presenting an action plan to management and unions, including guidelines for selecting outside training providers; (4) performing a task analysis; (5) designing a curriculum; (6) implementing the program; and (7) evaluating and monitoring the program. A glossary, index, and five appendices conclude the document. The appendices profile two workplace basics training program experiences, give information on locating providers of basic skills and getting help in setting up the program, provide a sample form that can be used to request proposals from potential providers, and provide generic curriculum guidelines. Lists of recommended reading accompany most chapters. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Basic Skills, Career Development, Cooperative Programs, Creative Thinking, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Goal Orientation, Interpersonal Competence, Labor Force Development, Leadership, Listening Skills, Motivation, Needs Assessment, Organizational Effectiveness, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Self Esteem, Speech Skills, Teamwork, Trainers, Training, Transfer of Training, Workplace Literacy
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($34.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Society for Training and Development, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Part of the Jossey-Bass Management Series. For related documents, see ED 299 462 and CE 054 961-963.