ERIC Number: ED329133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Handbook of the Workplace Literacy Project, 1988-90.
Casasnovas-Bauer, Catherine; Thibodeau, Lynne
The Orange County (Florida) Public Schools Workplace Literacy Project is described. The program, established to meet the training needs of the growing hotel and restaurant industry in central Florida, has served over 1,000 primarily limited-English-proficient, immigrant students during the 18-month period of October 1988 through March 1990. Literacy and math skills are also offered to monolingual English-speakers at the workplace. Sixty classes were conducted at 22 sites within businesses and industries. Continuation of classes to large businesses through the schools' vocational technical centers is anticipated. Funding to serve small businesses and support ongoing efforts is being sought. This report describes components of the program, including testing, curriculum, guidance services, marketing to industry, coordination with participating schools, teacher recruitment, teacher and tutor training, and the role of volunteers. Appended materials consist of maps and directions to all class locations, a list of advisory committee members, student performance level descriptions, student screening tests, forms to be completed by students' supervisors, four sample lesson dialogues with exercises, an employer task analysis form, a workplace safety manual, a course syllabus, a teacher self-evaluation form, and a memorandum to instructors. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL.