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ERIC Number: ED353385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-11
Pages: 19
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[Synthesis of 107 Workplace Literacy Programs.]
Bussert, Kathy M.
A study examined information from 107 workplace literacy program descriptions from the United States and drew conclusions about joint partnerships, funding, and flexibility. Most of the program descriptions were found in an extensive search using the ERIC database. The programs described were from 1989 and 1990. Some of the findings were the following: (1) 96 of the 107 programs examined involved 1 or 2 more partners (64 percent involved 2 partners), most commonly a school and a business, and other possibilities were 2 businesses or a school and a literacy organization; (2) funding sources were mentioned in only 33 of the programs, and of these, 30 percent were funded by single-source providers, with 7 of the 33 programs funded only by businesses; (3) the majority of workplace literacy programs had multiple-source funding; (4) the average program cost $1,118 per student; (5) much more funding was spent per employee in workplace literacy programs than was spent per public elementary and secondary school student between 1970 and 1989; (6) about one-third of companies with 100 or more employees provided remedial basic education, although such training was the lowest priority in most companies; and (7) most of the 53 program descriptions that reported on flexibility issues such as open entry/open exit, hours, self-pacing, flexible location, and curriculum claimed flexibility in one or more of these areas, most commonly curriculum and hours. (Contains 33 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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