ERIC Number: ED344006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Designing and Implementing Workforce Literacy: Programs in Partnership with Business and Industry. Handbook for Community Colleges and Technical Institutes in Texas. First Edition.
Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.; El Paso Community Coll., TX.; North Harris Montgomery Community Coll. District, Houston, TX.
This handbook presents research findings from recent work force literacy programs, practical applications for workplace literacy programs, and resources for community colleges and technical institute personnel to use in forming partnerships with business and industry. Following a list of project staff, an acknowledgements section, and a brief preface concerning the consortium that developed the handbook and the reasons why it is needed, the handbook consists of five main sections. The first of these introduces the idea of work force literacy research review on the nature of the adult learner; 22 references are cited. The next section presents an overview of the development and management of a work force literacy program partnership. Appendixes to this section include materials that can be used in setting up a program/partnership. A review of literature and 44 references are also included. This is followed by a section concerning assessment and evaluation. The section includes an overview, appended assessment materials, a literature review, and 52 references. Next, an overview of curriculum and instruction for work force literacy programs is presented; it includes an appendix of curriculum material samples, a review of literature, and 36 references. The final section includes a glossary, publishers' addresses, newsletter listings, suggested readings and resources, and a list of the consortium's advisory committee members. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Literacy Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Student Evaluation, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Community Colleges and Technical Institutes Div.
Authoring Institution: Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.; El Paso Community Coll., TX.; North Harris Montgomery Community Coll. District, Houston, TX.
Note: Prepared by the Texas Workforce Literacy Consortium.