ERIC Number: ED328666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Hospital Job Skills Enhancement Program: A Workplace Literacy Project. Curriculum Manual.
Chase, Nancy D.
This document describes a workplace literacy program designed to improve the literacy skills of entry-level workers in the housekeeping, food service, and laundry departments of Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. An introduction describes the goals of the program and the employees served (low-literate adults who relied on word of mouth for most of their information in the workplace). Section 2 gives a rationale for using the whole language approach in workplace literacy programs. Section 3 describes the development of the program's curriculum, including a literacy analysis, determining job-specific literacy demands, determining instructional objectives, developing instructional activities and procedures, and assessing the programs. Section 4 describes instructional logistics, such as scheduling classes, recruiting students, and using tutors. Section 5 provides a model for developing hospital-based workplace literacy programs and includes a literacy task analysis and descriptions of instructional sessions. Assessment instruments and instructional materials are provided in the 112-page appendices. The document contains 16 references. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Employer Employee Relationship, Food Service, Functional Literacy, Hospital Personnel, Housekeepers, Laundry Drycleaning Occupations, Literacy Education, Task Analysis, Whole Language Approach, Workplace Literacy
Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, Georgia State University, Box 682, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30303 (final report, curriculum manual, and related videotape).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Center for the Study of Adult Literacy.; Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta)