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ERIC Number: ED341829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-16
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Project L.E.A.R.N. (Literacy, Employment, Advancement, Readiness Network). A National Workplace Literacy Project. Final Evaluation Report.
Dickey, De
A project developed through Wallace State Community College (Alabama) united three corporations, two adult basic education programs, a technical college, two support/education programs, a work program for older adults, and three service organizations in a partnership to develop a model for providing workplace literacy training. Project LEARN (Literacy, Employment, Advancement, Readiness Network) staff conducted needs assessments at several sites, administered intake forms, and conducted 2-hour classes held twice weekly for four 11-week cycles. Classes were open entry/open exit; approximately 434 employees participated on a voluntary basis. Pretests/posttests showed an increase of 25 percent in students' basic skills, and 90 percent of the workers improved 43 percent in job-specific skills. Adult learners displayed very positive attitude changes in self-esteem, personal goals, and reaction to Project LEARN. Only 25 percent of the students performing at ninth-grade level or better passed the high school equivalency test (compared with a goal of 90 percent); however, in some cases this was not a priority for students. At least 32 percent of the participants are involved in follow-up education. (Five appendixes include a list of project forms, curriculum structure, course outline, lists of the contents of employee profiles and project files, and comments from an industry manager.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wallace State Coll., Hanceville, AL.