ERIC Number: ED361493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Literacy Tutor Training Manual.
Janney-Pace, Priscilla; Fox, Laurie
This manual contains a workshop curriculum that offers background information and activities rooted in the whole language approach. It is designed to address needs of employees with skill levels below fifth grade. Section I is an introduction to the changing workplace environment. Sections II-V cover problem solving, communication (speaking skills, listening skills, reading comprehension, writing), discussion and debate, and math (place value, decimals, percentages, metrics). Each section may consist of one or more parts, each of which lists skills to be learned and provides instructions for the workshop trainer, activities or exercises, and reference list. Appendixes contain the following: information on characteristics of adult learners and tutoring in the workplace; extension activities in problem solving, listening and speaking, writing, and discussion and debate; and information on assessment tests and task analysis. Supplementary materials for use in conjunction with the manual are attached. Intended especially for those tutors without whole language training, these sections cover the following topics: the reading process, learning styles, special reader problems, whole language approach, whole language reading and writing strategies, informal measures for selecting suitable reading material, readability formulas, phonic analysis, word families, syllables/compound words/contractions, sight words, tutor "real world" materials, teaching critical thinking, assessment, and goal setting. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Communication Skills, Curriculum Guides, Debate, Decimal Fractions, Group Discussion, Group Dynamics, Instructional Materials, Labor Force Development, Learning Activities, Listening Skills, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Metric System, Percentage, Place Value, Problem Solving, Reading Comprehension, Speech Skills, Tutoring, Tutors, Whole Language Approach, Workplace Literacy, Workshops, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Tecumseh Consortium, Springfield, OH.
Note: For a related survey, see CE 064 423. Cover title is "Workplace Literacy Project. Final Report 4-P1-ZM-LC-01."