ERIC Number: ED352548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
National Workplace Literacy Program. Final Program Report.
Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD.; Private Industry Council of Prince George's County, Seat Pleasant, MD.
The Prince George's County (Maryland) Public Schools and Prince George's Private Industry Council worked together to provide workplace literacy classes at worksites for employees of 10 different employers. Over 300 employees participated in classes in English as a second language or basic skills. Businesses in need of literacy and basic skills services were identified. These employers assigned a representative to cooperate with the workplace literacy facilitator to focus on participants' needs. The contact person, facilitator, and teacher toured each business to note skills required to complete job tasks and to gather materials that were part of the day-to-day job. Pretesting of the recruited students determined material selection and grouping of classes into different levels. Teachers shadowed some employees to prepare for teaching skills that would enhance work skills. Initially, classes ran for 40 hours. At the end of the first 40 hours, a decision was made as to whether classes would continue at the worksite with a second 40-hour class. Students surveyed at the end of each 40-hour session were generally positive about the experience. Teachers also called students several weeks after the last class to check on accomplishments and encourage additional educational experience. Supervisor responses to a questionnaire were extremely positive. (The report includes tables and charts. A final section contains individual site summaries.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD.; Private Industry Council of Prince George's County, Seat Pleasant, MD.