ERIC Number: ED353405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Workplace Literacy System Project (WLS). Final Performance Report.
Poulton, Bruce R.
The Workplace Literacy System Project (WLS) prepared interactive CD-ROM discs containing about 50 hours of instruction and drill in basic skills presented within the context of the textile/apparel manufacturing industry. The project was conducted at a Sara Lee knit products plant in North Carolina. During the project, literacy task analyses were completed for all occupations at the plant, documented for each job position, and organized into a curriculum outline. A total of 376 employees were recruited, and a comprehensive workplace literacy curriculum for the textile industry was developed and recorded on CD-ROM discs. Onsite instructional programs using both group instruction and computer-based programs were in operation during the 18 months of the project. Instruction was made available in a high school equivalency program, a job enhancement skills program, a metric mathematics program, and the comprehensive curriculum on the interactive computer discs. The Sara Lee company was pleased with the program and its benefits to the company in increased skills. A third-party evaluation concluded that the project had been successful and suggested improvements in recordkeeping, recruitment, and curriculum. (The documentation manual for the CD-ROM program and the third-party evaluation are included in the document.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, High School Equivalency Programs, Inplant Programs, Literacy Education, Multimedia Instruction, On the Job Training, Optical Disks, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Staff Development, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Forsyth Technical Community Coll., Winston-Salem, NC.; North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.