ERIC Number: ED363146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
REEP Federal Workplace Literacy Project. March 1, 1991 - February 28, 1993.
The final performance report for a national workplace literacy grant-funded project in Arlington County, Virginia, is presented. This 2-year project provided on-site English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL), literacy, and basic skills training to workers in five targeted industries. Partners were the REEP Program of the Arlington Public Schools, the Chambers of Commerce in Arlington and Alexandria, the Apartment and Office Building Association, Northern Virginia Hotel and Motel Association, Northern Virginia Health Care Association, Southland/7-Eleven Stores, and Voluntary Hospitals of America/Mid-Atlantic States. Some 535 individuals were enrolled in the total project, with 49 ESL classes completed during the project. Results suggest that participation in the classes favorably affected trainee performance on the job in the following areas: communication, productivity, work and class attendance, self-esteem, and safety. Appended is information on: business contacts; media articles; curricula; computer-assisted instruction for workplace literacy participants; and job task analysis for the workplace ESL teacher. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA. REEP, Arlington Education and Employment Program.