ERIC Number: ED329671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
National Workplace Literacy Program. Fiscal Year 1990 Project Abstracts. Resource Guide for the National Workplace Literacy Program.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Adult Education and Literacy.
This document provides one-page abstracts of the 39 workplace literacy programs funded through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education in 1990, and a resource guide for persons involved in such projects. The funded projects focus on basic literacy skills needed in the workplace and use reading and mathematics materials from the job as curriculum. Projects are conducted by partnerships between private organizations and education institutions. The projects address such needs as mathematics and literacy training for residential construction workers; basic skills instruction for health care workers to provide better services; English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) training for hotel workers; and basic skills training for workers dealing with dangerous equipment so they can heed warnings and improve worksite safety. Each project abstract includes information about program title, project title, award number, project director, address, telephone, funds by fiscal year, award period, federal project officer, objectives, procedures, outcomes/results/products, educational level, target population, planned number of trainees, and partners. The resource guide provides a number of references for practitioners, educators, industry personnel, and researchers who wish to learn more about workplace literacy. References are arranged in four sections: (1) list of the current grantees by state; (2) program fact sheet; (3) resource list of publications and organizations; and (4) descriptions of three related projects. (KC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Adult Education and Literacy.