ERIC Number: ED340894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Idaho Partnership for Workplace Literacy. Final Report.
California Human Development Corp.; Idaho Association of Private Industry Councils.; Idaho State Dept. of Employment, Boise.
A project was conducted to coordinate and facilitate the delivery of workplace literacy programs in business and industry in Idaho. The project began with an audioconference, followed by a 3-day workshop in December 1988 for new workplace literacy coordinators and coordinators from postsecondary education and the state Department of Employment. More than 600 companies were contacted and 31 programs were funded, involving more than 900 participants. Program components included General Educational Development tapes played over public television and offered in public libraries, with a computer program to supplement the tapes; programs with English as a Second Language (ESL) participants developed around safety and job description curriculum; and efforts to teach at the work station as well as in the classroom. Supervisors or company tutors worked with instructors to help present one-on-one instruction. Participants were encouraged to discuss the training in group activities in the classroom. The project also established an identification and referral network. A proposed child-care component was not developed. (This report includes documents from the project: child care agreement; steering committee members list and meeting minutes; third-party evaluation report; staff training materials such as a generic skills research and development questionnaire, an instrument developed by the Department of Manpower and Immigration, Saskatchewan, Canada; draft procedures and training manual; and news articles about the project.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Cooperative Programs, Employer Employee Relationship, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Inplant Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Costs, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Second Language Instruction, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Human Development Corp.; Idaho Association of Private Industry Councils.; Idaho State Dept. of Employment, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho