ERIC Number: ED353450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Massachusetts Career Development Institute in Partnership with the Geriatric Authority of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Final Report.
Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.
Onsite workplace education was provided for employees of the Geriatric Authority of Holyoke (GAH), Massachusetts. Instructional programs in English as a Second Language, adult basic education, and General Educational Development (GED) preparation were offered. The union and supervisors assisted in a broad recruitment effort. Individualized educational plans were developed for each participant. The program offered a minimum of 200 hours of instruction to 81 GAH employees. An oversight committee monitored the program on a monthly basis. The Test of Adult Basic Education was the primary testing component; a modified version of the Tennessee Self Concept Test was also used. Curriculum development involved identification of 27 job-related skills required of nurses' aides by Massachusetts and writing of 19 booklets that taught these basic skills. Continuing education units were awarded for successful completion of job-related curriculum packages. Two participants passed the GED examination; eight passed the state licensing examination. (The 30-page report is followed by these appendixes: recruitment materials; assessment instruments; list and samples of job-related curriculum; award ceremony materials; and sample staff development material. An evaluation report describes training programs, contains 15 tables of trainee demographics and trainee job characteristics, and provides narrative and six tables showing analyses of test results and attendance records.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Continuing Education Units, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Job Skills, Literacy Education, Nurses Aides, Nursing Homes, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Staff Development, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.
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