ERIC Number: ED356345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Alpena Community College Workplace Partnership Project.
Alpena Community Coll., MI.
These materials include a report, evaluation, and book written about a workplace literacy project involving education (Alpena Community College), business and industry (Besser Company and Alpena Power Company), and labor (Thunder Bay Labor Council). The report specifies objectives; accomplishments, including development of eight courses in math, communications, and reading and competency-based, job-related basic skill instruction for 130 workers; and evaluation results. The evaluation report describes the methodology, which included pre- and posttest scores on Educational Testing Service Tests of Applied Literacy skills, two questionnaires to measure attitudes at program end, and site visits. It reports that the project was successful: adult learners increased knowledge as indicated by posttest means higher than pretest means and adult learners were positive about classes. Some problems are identified: no clear target group; discontinuation of pre- and posttesting; and adult learners' desire for longer courses. Four data tables are provided. Intended to promote workplace education, the book provides a skeletal outline of the project. Seventeen chapters cover the following: history, start-up, workplace classroom, theoretical framework, students' case studies, shop math, setting the agenda, interactive approach, integrating computers into workplace instruction, sample of student work, computer numerical control, productivity question, evaluation, team concept, administrative evaluation, dissemination, and keeping it going. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Material Development, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Staff Development, Student Attitudes, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Alpena Community Coll., MI.