ERIC Number: ED363744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Attleboro Workplace Education Center.
Brown, Jane; Coughlin, Merle
The Attleboro (Massachusetts) Workplace Education Program, a partnership of four area companies and Bristol Community College, is intended to provide workers with education that will improve the quality of their lives and their work. Housed in a corporate office building in the Attleboro Industrial Park, the program offers classes in English as a Second Language, adult basic education, and secondary education 4 days per week. Companies recruited their workers through newsletters and posters, and asked them to answer noncommitment questionnaires. After testing of English and math skills, classes were set up, mostly using commercially available materials because of time constraints. Two computers were also installed for student and teacher use. The first year of the project was a qualified success in that the project was begun and attracted some students, many of whom were grateful for and learned from the classes. However, the project also faced many delays, changes, lack of cooperation from some companies, and other frustrating occurrences. A second year of the project was scheduled, with efforts being made to correct problems encountered in the first year. (The bulk of the document consists of the following attachments: example of supervisor questionnaire, noncommitment sign-up sheets, student profile, example of a customized reading test, example of a customized mathematics test, example of a student goals sheet, examples of student pre- and posttests, examples of company pretest and posttest reports, a student self-report checklist, an example of a student evaluation, an 11-item bibliography, and a list of 18 resources.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts