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ERIC Number: ED374334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Pages: 229
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Workplace Literacy for Psychiatric Health Care Workers. Final Performance Report [and] External Evaluation Report.
Perin, Dolores; And Others
This report documents the Workplace Literacy for Psychiatric Health Care Workers project, a partnership between a labor union and the City University of New York through which workplace literacy instruction was provided to mental hygiene therapy aides (MHTAs) employed in five state-operated psychiatric hospitals in New York City. Among the project's major outcomes and accomplishments were the following: conduct of a literacy task analysis, development of a 48-unit (96-instructional hour) curriculum based on the use of tutors' individualized educational plans, and development of four assessment instruments. Appendixes constituting approximately two-thirds of this document contain the following: basic principles underlying the program's implementation, lists of instructional topics and learning objectives, information about the literacy task analysis' purposes/methods, and various project-related correspondence and forms. Also included is the external formative evaluation that found the project to be a model worker education program that addresses the educational needs of MHTAs both as a homogeneous student population having common characteristics and needs and as a student population characterized by diversity of educational and cultural backgrounds and learning styles and goals. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)