ERIC Number: ED373177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Pre-Math/Science Training for Chemical Laboratory Technologist.
This document contains a project report and curriculum materials from a project that developed a model for basic math, reading, and science instruction to prepare educationally disadvantaged adults for entry into science-related training programs. The 15-week curriculum consists of reading instruction, applied basic mathematics, universal analytical/physical concepts, counseling, and world of work skills. According to the report, 40 adults with reading and math skills as low as the seventh-grade level received classroom instruction and pre-lab training geared toward gaining entrance into Bidwell's Chemical Lab Technologist or science-related training programs. Of these 40, 80 percent completed the program and 60 percent were accepted into vocational training programs. The science/math component consists of the following: a list of objectives, list of demonstrations and activities using household supplies, list of instructional materials, list of reference materials, science vocabulary listing, list of common compounds, bibliography listing nine items, and list of 27 books for additional reading. The reading component includes the following: lists of goals and objectives, planning calendar, explanation of instructional strategies, and materials on vocabulary, software, comprehension, textbook reading strategies, content-area reading, notetaking, employability, evaluation, and contents of a student reference folder. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Bidwell Training Center, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.