ERIC Number: ED347861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Arlington/Alexandria 1990-1991 REEP Workplace Literacy Training Project. Final Evaluation Report.
As part of the National Workplace Literacy Program, the 1990-1991 Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP) served 333 functionally illiterate limited English proficient (LEP) adults working in Virginia hotels at entry level jobs in housekeeping, food and beverage service, and maintenance. Training in workplace literacy and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), basic math (numeracy), consumer awareness, and citizenship preparation was provided both on-site at participating hotels and in an adult learning center serving the project. REEP staff conducted literacy audits, developed job-related curricula, and designed and provided workplace literacy training. Employees were recruited by the hotels, tested by REEP staff, and provided training, usually through classes offering 60 hours of instruction during a 12-15 week period. Workers received incentives such as paid release time. The project achieved success in terms of worker retention rate, hotel retention rate, development of interactive audio and video instructional materials, quality of curriculum development, modest student gains in English language proficiency, supervisor evaluations of student progress, and replication of an earlier project. Appended is a list of objectives, activities, and outcomes. (LB) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA. REEP, Arlington Education and Employment Program.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia; Virginia (Arlington)