ERIC Number: ED351536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Project Learning T.I.P. (To Improve Productivity). Final Report.
Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center.
Project Learning T.I.P. (To Improve Productivity) was conducted at three hospitals by the Dade County Public Schools to increase the literacy skills of the approximately 4,000 lower-level hospital employees who were deemed by their supervisors to be limited English proficient or to lack basic skills. Because of recruiting efforts limited by lack of personnel and funding, only 201 employees of the hospitals enrolled in the classes and 154 of these attended enough sessions to be considered participants. Of these, 83 completed one or more 14-week sessions or passed a high school equivalency test. Eighty-five of the participants were black, 63 were Hispanic, 4 were white, and 2 were Asian. Most were females. Of the completers, 21 percent improved by at least one grade level, 57 percent improved by at least two grade levels, 7 percent improved by at least three grade levels, and 14 percent improved less than one grade level. Project evaluation showed that employees increased their language, literacy, and other basic skills and gained self-confidence and higher self-esteem. (The document contains a workplace English curriculum supplement with exercises, vocabulary lists, idioms, and sample dialogues and forms for student use in the program.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center.