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ERIC Number: ED353461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-3
Pages: 14
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Workplace Literacy Programs: Variations of Approach and Limits of Impact.
Mikulecky, Larry
Six workplace literacy programs were evaluated for impact upon learners, learners' families, and learners' productivity. Site 1 was an automotive plant where learners were involved in technical preparation, the General Educational Development program, and English as a Second Language (ESL). Site 2 was a wood-processing plant with a communication and collaboration course. Site 3 was a women's prison where correctional officers and other staff were in courses on report writing and promotions support. Site 4 was an insurance industry where learners worked in job-related reading and writing courses. Site 5 was a hospital where employees attended a computer-based writing class. Site 6 was a large gasket-making plant where learners attended reading and writing classes. The following are some results of evaluation of data, using the Workplace Literacy Impact Model: (1) Site 1 learners made gains in both the quantity and quality of their reading and writing and ESL learners also became more willing to ask questions at work; (2) site 2 supervisor rating scales showed learners increased their ability to solve problems, communicate, and handle paperwork and other plant-specific areas; (3) site 3 learners increased the quantity and quality of their reading and writing and showed gains in supervisor ratings of job competencies; (4) site 4 learners made gains in their perceived ability to read paperwork from management; (5) site 5 learners demonstrated significant increases in several types of home reading. (CML)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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