ERIC Number: ED346260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Columbia/Willamette Skill Builders Consortium. Final Performance Report. Appendix 5C: Blueprint Math Applications. A Basic Math Skills Program for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. Instructors' Reports and Curriculum Materials.
Burwell, D'Anne; And Others
Leupold & Stevens, Inc. and Portland Community College (Oregon) cooperated in offering special math instruction as part of a workplace literacy project. A needs assessment indicated a problem in basic math skills such as simple calculations on a calculator and decimals, which were used on blueprints. Operators, set-up workers, and lead workers in parts manufacturing were the target group. Although the company was very committed to the program, it was not willing to commit company time; all instruction was fully voluntary after work hours. During the first class offering, the need for two changes became apparent: class reimbursement and narrowed content. The curriculum was self-paced and somewhat self-instructional with students working only in areas of interest. Most students took at least seven modules. (The 10-page report is followed by appendixes, including completed applications for the blueprint math class, completed learner and supervisor evaluations, and sample math skills materials. These materials include objectives, pretest, posttest, and worksheets in the areas of blueprint, decimals, fractions, percentages, right triangles, measurement, and metric conversion. A final report contains questionnaires, attendance sheets, new instructional materials, student records, and learner and supervisor evaluations.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Blueprints, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Inplant Programs, Job Skills, Literacy Education, Manufacturing Industry, Material Development, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Portland Community Coll., OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon