ERIC Number: ED340255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Workplace Literacy Program of the Central Labor Council and the Consortium for Worker Education. Summary of Activities between January 1, 1988 and August 1, 1988. Evaluation Report. Technical Report #2.
Riessman, Frank; And Others
A report on the New York City Central Labor Council-Consortium for Worker Education Workplace Literacy Program documents 15 workplace literacy program activities undertaken by 16 unions. The report has five sections. The first section covers the history and socioeconomic context in which the state-funded program emerged, and the roles of the two groups responsible for its implementation. The second section looks at the different and evolving philosophies, pedagogical questions, and administrative concerns raised by the movement for workplace literacy. Section 3 contains profiles of the programs in the first cycle of state funding, and section 4 contains 6 case studies of programs representing points along a continuum of workplace literacy emphasis. At one extreme are programs focusing on generic literacy content, and at the other are those teaching literacy in the context of specific job skills and technical job vocabulary. The fifth section summarizes findings and program recommendations. Appended materials provide a variety of sample lesson plans, evaluation procedures, program objectives, and student work. Summaries of collected data that demonstrate the program's effectiveness are included. (Author/MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.