ERIC Number: ED365810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Pima County Workplace Literacy Partnership. Final Report. May 1, 1992 - October 31, 1993.
This project report describes how the Pima County Adult Education's Workplace Education Project provided workplace education at 11 Arizona worksites to 355 workers. The following activities are discussed: 27 class cycles were completed; the average class cycle was 11 weeks; pretests/posttests results indicated educational gains and gains in self-esteem; instructors combined the common components of the company-specific curricula by subject and developed a generic curriculum for each content area; during the second year, instructors updated the generic curricula and added curricula and job-specific matrixes; all staff received one-to-one and small group training on an ongoing basis; and advisory committees were a useful tool for keeping classes relevant, participatory, and learner centered. The appendix contains the following: (1) generic curricula--English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), reading skills, writing skills, math fundamentals, math S.P.C., algebra, communications skills, problem solving; (2) job-specific curriculum matrixes (reading, writing, math, communication and listening skills, problem solving); (3) sample company-specific curriculum and lesson, pre- and postassessments, ESOL needs assessment, manager evaluation, and student course evaluation; and (4) articles. The final evaluation report notes that the project exceeded the proposed number of worksites and participants and project objectives in the area of curriculum. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Arithmetic, Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Job Skills, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Skills, School Business Relationship, Workplace Literacy, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Pima County Adult Education, Tucson, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona