ERIC Number: ED322796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Lower Merrimack Valley Workplace Education Project. Final Report.
Norris, Cynthia Zylkuski; Breen, Patricia K.
A description is provided of the Lower Merrimack Valley Workplace Education Project (WEP), an educational project that offers English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and job-specific education classes to hourly employees in the Semiconductor Division of Alpha Industries. The challenge of the project was to create a WEP that could accommodate the various abilities, educational levels, and learning styles that were inherent in the ethnically diverse employee population at Alpha Industries. Each step of the project's development is discussed including goal development, program difficulties, enrollment procedures, project management, and curriculum development. The progress that was made on each of the assigned goals is also presented. Appended materials include such items as the English language curriculum for the workplace, an ESL student survey, a WEP Quarterly Review sheet, a student evaluation form, various information pieces describing Alpha Industries, and sample instructional materials. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alpha Industries, Inc., Woburn, MA.; Community Action, Inc., Haverhill, MA.
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