ERIC Number: ED355368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Skills Today for Tomorrow. A Basic Skills Curriculum for the Graphic Arts Industry.
Catonsville Community Coll., MD.
This curriculum guide provides lesson plans and student activities for instruction in reading, mathematics, and writing for adults in the printing graphic arts industry. It was developed through a federal education grant for a cooperative workplace literacy program involving Catonsville Community College in Baltimore, the printing industries of Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania, and several area printing/graphic arts companies. The curriculum guide contains competencies for each of the three areas identified as essential for the industry, activities correlated to the competencies, and answer keys for the activities. Activities include sample workplace problems and jobs, crossword puzzles, and information searches using workplace materials. Seven competencies relate to reading: alphabetical order, job-specific vocabulary, abbreviations and symbols, locating information, following directions, drawing conclusions, and interpreting nonprose materials. Eleven math competencies involve solving problems using the following: whole numbers; estimating and rounding; averages; decimals; fractions and mixed numbers; time calculations; ratios and proportions; English/metric units; percents; fractions, decimals, and percentages; and data from graphs and charts. There are six writing competencies: standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, recording information, message taking, short notes and memos, and letter writing. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Basic Skills, Curriculum Guides, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, On the Job Training, Printing, Problem Solving, Program Implementation, Publishing Industry, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Catonsville Community Coll., MD.