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ERIC Number: ED353405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 113
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.