ERIC Number: ED342274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Consortium for Worker Literacy. A Summary of Activities between September 1985 and March 1987. Technical Report #1.
The Consortium for Worker Literacy is made up of a group of New York City unions that are providing literacy education to workers and their families in order to help them adjust to a radically changing labor market. The consortium operates a degree program for workers in collaboration with the City University of New York. At a different academic level, the consortium provides basic education, high school equivalency, and English-as-a-Second-Language programs. The consortium has grown to include eight unions. The report is a summary of the consortium's administrative structure, pedagogical philosophy, student population, and student recruitment and retention rates. Curricular innovations are described and summaries of data on increased reading and language skills are presented. Staff development activities and the City University of New York Worker Literacy Project are also outlined. Most data reported are for the consortium's first year only. Appended materials include the agenda of a staff training workshop and the schedule of a consortium conference. (Author/MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Consortia, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Higher Education, Labor Education, Language Skills, Literacy Education, Program Descriptions, Reading Skills, School Holding Power, Skill Development, Staff Development, Student Characteristics, Student Recruitment, Unions, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Worker Literacy, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)