ERIC Number: ED360515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Bridging the Gap. Workplace Literacy for Developmentally Disabled Adults. A Section 353 Demonstration Project, Pinellas County Schools.
Pinellas County School Board, Clearwater, FL.
This manual provides a detailed description of the components of Bridging the Gap (BTG), a unique model of workplace training and support for developmentally disabled adults. It discusses how it was implemented and presents a curriculum outline with sample learning activities. The first section describes the interagency cooperation that made the program successful and the agreements that were developed and provided the necessary support and sharing of resources for implementation of BTG. The next section details the supported competitive employment instructional model and presents the complete framework for the course, Competitive Supportive Employment, including suggested student performance standards. Literacy audits are also discussed, and examples of two different literacy audits are provided. The major portion of the manual consists of the instructional goals and learning objectives that were developed for use in adult basic education classes targeted to supported employees. A learning activity provided for each objective includes materials needed, materials preparation, procedure, and any additional materials. These activities demonstrate how functional academic skills can enhance instruction of job-specific and job-related skills that are needed for successful job performance. Other contents include interpersonal relationships objectives and information on parent workshops. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Developmental Disabilities, Educational Objectives, Employment Potential, Functional Literacy, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, On the Job Training, Supported Employment, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pinellas County School Board, Clearwater, FL.