ERIC Number: ED364124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Building Facilities/Custodial Services English as a Second Language Workplace Literacy Curriculum.
Arlington County Public Schools, VA. REEP, Arlington Education and Employment Program.
The Workplace Literacy Curriculum for Custodial Services was developed for English-as-a-Second-Language classes for workers in participating businesses in Arlington County, Virginia, through a national workplace literacy grant with the cooperation of the Arlington County Chamber of Commerce. It is based on an analysis of tasks and interactions at the worksite. Employees were observed on the job, supervisors were consulted, and existing resources were reviewed to determine the language and basic skills needed to perform job duties. Twelve curricular units were developed. It is possible to cover six to eight units within a 60-hour class. It is recommended that each class begin with Personal Identification and Work Schedule units, which provide a review of basic literacy skills: reading, writing, and numeracy. This document includes guides for lesson planning, evaluation, and task needs assessment. Additional information covers the following tasks: personal identification; read work schedule; maintain positive relations/make small talk; request/provide supplies; follow instruction/describe job tasks; report work progress; performance evaluation; report absence/lateness; describe locations/give directions; report and prevent accidents/respond to emergencies; report problems such as repair needs; and read paychecks/timecards. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA. REEP, Arlington Education and Employment Program.
Note: For a related document, see FL 800 693.