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ERIC Number: ED342279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 147
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Literacy Demonstration Project.
Kissack, Tessie Saenz, Comp.; Clymer-Spradling, Carol, Ed.
A model workplace literacy program is described that was designed to upgrade the basic skills of adult workers and developed by El Paso Community College in partnership with J&J Register Company, a Texas division of Philips Industries with approximately 300 workers. Pre-assessment results indicated that about 95 percent of the workers had limited English proficiency (LEP) and almost 5 percent were not literate in their primary language of Spanish. The project had three goals: (1) to develop specific job-related curricula for the workers; (2) to form an effective public-private partnership between the college and the company; and (3) to develop an operations manual suitable for dissemination to adult educators. The curriculum was based on current English-as-a-Second-Language theory that language is best acquired through holistic development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Instruction was developed based on a comprehensive needs assessment of the basic skills required at the worksite, including a task analysis that examined terminology, written materials, and oral communications. Classes were voluntary and limited to 80 workers who met 4 hours per week. This handbook contains information on the following topics: the Literacy Education Action program; advisory boards; recruitment and registration; assessments and placement; needs assessment and task analysis; curriculum development and methodology; evaluation; dissemination; and partnership extension. Eight appendixes provide the following items: sample agendas; a summary of answers from the first advisory board meeting; recruitment fact sheet and flyer; an LEA enrollment form; student demographic charts; sample lessons; proposal for continuation; and letters from participants to the company. Contains 6 references. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.