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ERIC Number: ED355838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-31
Pages: 87
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Project EXCEL. Final Performance Report, March 1, 1991-October 31, 1992.
Career Resources Development Center, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Project EXCEL is a workplace literacy project involving four small business enterprises in San Francisco. Over a 19-month period, the project focused on literacy and basic skills training for 271 limited-English-proficient (LEP) workers. All training was conducted at the work sites, and a variety of support services were provided, including individual education plans, child care, educational counseling, and social service referrals. The small businesses involved included the following: a communications and mass mailing firm; a wholesale bakery; a Mexican food product manufacturer; and an outerwear design and contract manufacturer. The most outstanding accomplishments of Project EXCEL were: improved opportunities for worker advancement; increased use of English on the job; improved worker productivity; improved worker-manager relations and greater sensitivity by management to communication issues in multicultural workplaces; workers' increased interest and ability related to pursuing further literacy education; development of a viable workplace literacy model for LEP workers; development and dissemination of a modular curriculum for LEP workers in the apparel, communications, and food service industries; and the San Francisco business community's continued interest in and support for workplace literacy. The greater part of the document consists of five appendixes. They are: a rationale for using non-standard methods for student assessment; objectives of curriculum modules; sample context-based assessment test; examples of media coverage of the project; and evaluation tools. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Career Resources Development Center, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco)