ERIC Number: ED332556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
What Did You Learn at Work Today?
Isserlis, Janet; And Others
The curriculum presented in this document outlines essential issues and content for a workplace/English-as-a-Second-Language literacy program, and was written for use by educators, funders, and administrators. The curriculum begins with a brief list of broad based practitioner resources to serve as a point of departure for program design and implementation. Program-specific discussion and suggestions follow, including notes on program purpose and rationale, steps to follow in establishing a program (outreach, needs assessment, student recruitment, class length, employee remuneration, and program design), a curriculum overview, a one-page bibliography of standard and instructional resources, three pages of classroom worksheets, and a course evaluation form to be completed by students' job supervisors. The curriculum consists of nine areas of emphasis: job-specific terminology, seeking clarification of information, following directions and instruction, interpersonal communication, understanding the workplace, pronunciation, literacy, company organization and culture, and skill upgrading. The design of each lesson is outlined, and the components to be integrated into each lesson are enumerated. They include five communicative functions, literacy and numeracy skills, and mechanical and interpersonal problem-solving. Minimum and useful materials desirable for workplace literacy instruction are also briefly discussed. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Instructional Materials, Language Skills, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Student Recruitment, Vocational English (Second Language), Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Inst. of Rhode Island, Providence.