ERIC Number: ED361516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-23
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Literacy: Impacting the Textile Industry. Final Report. Evaluation Report.
Fisk, William R.; Peck, Nancy L.
Workers in five departments of the J.P. Stevens Plant in Clemson, South Carolina, participated in a workplace literacy project that was designed to increase participants' literacy and job skills and increase the literacy training efforts of textile plants in the Southeast. Major project activities included the following: identification of the literacy demands of each job at the factory, curricula appropriate for each job, and individual workers' job literacy deficiencies; development and implementation of model workplace literary skills enhancement training program; and dissemination of program materials to other textile plants in the area. Of the plant's 940 employees, 163 (17%) started the literacy classes and 95 (58%) of the original enrollees completed the program successfully. An independent evaluation confirmed that all project objectives were met successfully. (This package includes the final project report, project evaluation report, and eight appendixes. The following are appended: minutes of the advisory committee meetings, assessment instruments, sample literacy task analyses and curriculum materials, descriptions of curriculum implementation for each department, student-completed posttraining evaluations, a job mobility chart, and dissemination materials.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Needs, Functional Literacy, Industrial Education, Information Dissemination, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Productivity, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Regional Programs, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC.