ERIC Number: ED353364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-30
Project LEAP: The Labor Education Achievement Program. A Program To Improve the Literacy Level and Productivity of the Workforce. Final Project Report. April 1, 1990-June 30, 1991.
Metropolitan Baltimore Council of AFL-CIO Unions, MD.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
The Labor Education Achievement Program (LEAP) exceeded its recruitment and enrollment goal for April 1990 to June 1991. The number of union workers receiving services was 697 in 59 classes at 20 sites. Recruitment success was made possible by the use of the communication networks of the Baltimore AFL-CIO Metropolitan Council of Unions and public service announcements. The instructional design for individual classes at various sites was flexible and related to the literacy analysis and needs identified jointly by the project and the local union and management representatives. The project also piloted a computer learning center. Participant support included child care stipends, transportation support, and informal counseling, support, and advocacy. Curriculum guides were developed in food-related industries and health-related occupations. Workplace-specific, competency-based literacy instruction was provided. Retention rates varied from site to site, from a high of 100 percent to a low of 47 percent with a program average of 67 percent. (Appendixes include the following: an evaluation that reports strong collaboration, accessible instruction, and well-established support services as project strengths and measurement of job retention, performance, and advancement as areas needing improvement; media coverage; sample evaluation activities; sample marketing and promotions; recognition ceremony and student awards; and dissemination activities.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Food Service, Inservice Education, Labor Education, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Skill Development, Staff Development, Student Recruitment, Unions, Workplace Literacy
Maryland State Adult Literacy Dissemination Center, Maryland Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Baltimore Council of AFL-CIO Unions, MD.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Note: For related documents, see CE 062 478 and CE 062 788-789. Media coverage samples will not copy well.