ERIC Number: ED346756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Education Initiative: Year Two Observations.
Sperazi, Laura; Astrein, Bruce
Site visits to 17 workplace education projects funded in the second year of the Massachusetts Workplace Education Initiative are reported for year 1 and year 2 projects. The year one projects are as follows: EASCO Handtool Company (Springfield), T.J. Maxx Distribution Center (Worcester), laundry workers (Boston/Lynn), AT&T (Lawrence), and Columbia Cable (New Bedford). The year two projects include United Electric Controls (Watertown), Filene's Distribution Center (Natick), nursing homes (Norwood/Marlboro), Boston City/University hospitals (Boston), Mercy Hospital (Springfield), Marriott Hotel (Burlington), City of Worcester employees (Worcester), Sewell Plastics (Leominster), Franklin Hampshire/Wesco Electric and Erving Paper (Greenfield), University of Massachusetts (Amherst), and Franklin Sports (Brockton). The projects are evaluated in terms of the following: program organization; educational component; partnership; and program outcomes and continuation, including institutional change. Recommendations include: (1) the state should organize an orientation to promote greater cooperation and cross-program fertilization; (2) specialized training and technical assistance should be developed for at least one supervisor per program; (3) local partners should design and implement an inventory of community resources; (4) programs should develop a specific strategy and/or tool for a traveling library; (5) programs should assemble a booklet of promising practices, models, etc.; and (6) states should compile lists of exemplary support services. (LB) Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre Research, Inc., Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts