ERIC Number: ED355390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Reading and Writing: A Workplace Curriculum Report.
Lowry, Betsy; Sterling, Deb
An evaluation of an 18-month workplace education program at 2 health care sites in Cambridge, Massachusetts, showed that the curriculum designed could be adapted for other workplace education programs. The workplace education program was designed to help improve the language skills of employees at Neville Manor and at the Cambridge Hospital. Of 35 people tested for the program, most fell into higher skill levels of adult basic education. Programs designed for each site included specific workplace language. Those students who needed classes in English as a Second Language were easily served. Those who had higher skills were helped to develop them further, leading to increased job performance as students became active leaders. Cooperation and communication among people of widely different backgrounds increased, and greater self-esteem was widely reported. (Lesson plans are included in the report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Cambridge)