ERIC Number: ED353380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Manufacturing Math Classes: An Instructional Program Guide for Manufacturing Workers.
McBride, Pamela G.; And Others
This program guide documents a manufacturing job family curriculum that develops competence in generic work force education skills through three courses: Reading Rulers, Charts, and Gauges and Math for Manufacturing Workers I and II. An annotated table of contents lists a brief description of the questions answered in each section. An introduction presents a program abstract and a guide overview. The remainder of the guide is structured according to the four stages in the process of setting up a work force instructional program: partnership building, curriculum development, actual instruction, and evaluation. A detailed table of contents to each section outlines the steps involved in completing each stage. The section on developing partnerships identifies some key partners and structures for achieving their involvement. The section on developing curriculum describes some structures for assessing and organizing input from a variety of sources. The section on teaching the class presents a curricular model with specific examples of daily classroom activities. The section on assessment and evaluation describes a variety of assessment tools and discusses their advantages and disadvantages. The conclusions section offers a preliminary analysis of the program's results and summary of program effectiveness. Appendixes include sample course outlines and lesson plans, registration and evaluation forms, and a selected bibliography divided into work force skills (59 items), background theory (47), and practitioner resources (20). (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Classroom Techniques, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Job Training, Literacy Education, Machine Tool Operators, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Mathematics Skills, Production Technicians, Program Development, Program Guides, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Student Evaluation, Technical Mathematics, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos. Center for Initiatives in Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 062 769-773.