ERIC Number: ED371641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Cutting Edge: Workplace English. Project Handbook and Instructional Guide.
A workplace literacy program for garment workers is described and evaluated. The program, a partnership between El Paso Community College (Texas) and Levi Strauss & Company, consisted of a three-level, job-specific, video-based curriculum for limited-English-speaking employees implemented at seven plants in El Paso. The 18-month model demonstration program used televised and self-paced instruction, and included support services to increase likelihood of program completion. The report details the program's implementation of 6 broad objectives and the 36 tasks designed to accomplish them. Performance evaluation measures and results are described, and some recommendations are made for further assessment and program development. Appended materials include a brief bibliography, a list of other model workplace literacy programs, job task analysis questionnaire, sample lesson plan and student assessment instruments, student anecdotal information and testimonials, student surveys and tabulated results, management survey and tabulated results, instructor and video evaluation forms, program-related letters and news clippings, brief descriptions of the college's literacy education programs, and an instructional guide for the course in question. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Fashion Industry, Inplant Programs, Independent Study, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Vocational English (Second Language), Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX. Literacy Center.