ERIC Number: ED361534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Workplace Literacy Training Needs in Minnesota. Promoting Labor, Industry, Education, and Worker Participation.
Minnesota Teamsters Service Bureau, Minneapolis.
This guide presents step-by-step strategies for analyzing workplace literacy training needs through collaborative business, adult basic education (ABE), and worker partnerships. The first chapter provides an overview of literacy in the workplace and highlights challenges currently facing Minnesota and the nation as a whole in meeting needs for a work force with enhanced skills. Chapter 2 discusses these topics: the roles and functions of unions, business, ABE programs, and workers in establishing literacy training programs and outlines procedures for establishing a collaborative workplace literacy planning team. Included among the workplace literacy training needs assessment procedures examined in chapter 3 are worker-centered needs assessments, formal and informal assessments, job and task analyses, basic skills analyses, and appraisals of workers' needs for support services. The following aspects of designing a workplace literacy program are covered in Chapter 4: setting program goals, selecting an educational partner, using curriculum design concepts, and determining instructional approaches and strategies. Chapter 5, which focuses on ensuring meaningful worker participation, discusses marketing programs to workers, compulsory versus voluntary participation, and incentives. Appended are lists of Minnesota and national ABE contacts, a list of eight literacy references, and sample forms. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Cooperative Planning, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Functional Literacy, Incentives, Industrial Training, Marketing, Needs Assessment, Participation, Partnerships in Education, Program Design, Records (Forms), School Business Relationship, Statewide Planning, Unions, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Teamsters Service Bureau, Minneapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota