ERIC Number: ED353451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Pima County Workplace Literacy Partnership. Final Report, March 1, 1991-November 30, 1992.
Pima County Adult Education's Workplace Education Project provided workplace education classes at 8 worksites to 322 workers. The worksites included Hughes Aircraft Company; AiResearch Tucson Division; Burr-Brown Corporation; Westward Look Hotel; Tucson Medical Center; Radisson Suite Hotel; Manufacturing & Research, Inc.; and University of Arizona (Facilities Management). All participants were pretested; 249 completers were posttested. Teachers of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) designed pre- and post-assessments that included speaking, listening, reading, and writing components. Math instructors designed pre- and post-assessments. Reading instructors created a reading assessment using company material. In the writing classes, a student writing sample was taken. (The 12-page report is followed by these appendixes: generic workplace curricula for reading skills, writing skills, math fundamentals, math for statistical process control, algebra, and ESOL; job-specific curriculum matrices; sample company-specific curricula and lessons; sample pre- and post-assessments; sample pre-posttest comparisons: basic math; holistic scoring guidelines for writing sample; sample student needs assessment; sample supervisor needs assessment; sample manager evaluation; sample student course evaluation; and articles about the project. An attached external evaluation report sees the development of assessment instruments as a major contribution.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Inplant Programs, Job Skills, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Measures (Individuals), Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Workplace Literacy, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Pima County Adult Education, Tucson, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona