ERIC Number: ED360550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Choctaw Workplace Literacy Program. Final Performance Report.
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.
This document contains the final performance report, evaluation, and curriculum from a program that provided basic literacy instruction for employees of Chahta Enterprises in Mississippi. The final report describes development of curriculum materials that matched the reading and math tasks of production and quality control jobs; reading and math classes that were prerequisites to the mandated Statistical Process Control (SPC) class; and classes in English as a Second Language. The external evaluation report notes these findings: a slow economy led to the training of fewer employees than proposed; more than 90 participants gained skills; the program was appropriately managed; and need for literacy instruction still existed, especially with the non-English speakers. The curriculum guide consists of 18 modules. The first page of each module is a cover sheet that lists the objectives and an outline of the content with approximate time limitations, a brief description of the method used, and materials. A teacher's guide suggests means of covering material in each session. Copies of all transparencies, handouts, and answer sheets are provided. Topics include the following: SPC terms, Chahta quality control, principles of SPC, metric system, decimal numbers, calculators, inspecting for SPC, problem solving for quality, and communicating for quality. A posttest is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, American Indians, Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Inplant Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Quality Control, Reading Instruction, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.