ERIC Number: ED361538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Winning the Race against Technology: Implementing Literacy Programs in the Workplace.
This manual, which was developed on the basis of a 1990 workplace literacy program delivered to employees of Motorola, Inc., in Texas, is intended to serve as a guide to other adult education providers interested in creating partnerships with local companies. It is organized into eight chapters. The introductory chapter presents background information on the Comal, Guadalupe, and Kendall Counties Adult Education Co-op and Motorola, Inc. In chapter 2, adult education providers are given guidelines for getting acquainted with the company's needs, selling their organization, and designing a program specific to the company. Recruiting students, assessing participants, and obtaining initial participant feedback are discussed next. The fourth chapter begins with a class schedule and basic class structure and includes guidelines, sample work, and sample lessons for three math classes and a reading class. Covered in chapter 5 are final assessment of participants and final participant feedback and results. Employee/participant, manager/supervisor, and instructor evaluation forms and selected comments are provided in chapter 6, and chapter 7 discusses various program hurdles (getting started, initial assessments, class schedules, and final assessments). A brief conclusion and 7 references conclude the guide. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Industrial Education, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Marketing, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Comal, Guadalupe, and Kendall Counties Adult Education Co-op, Schertz, TX.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A