ERIC Number: ED374334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Behavioral Objectives, Check Lists, Curriculum Development, Guidelines, Hospital Personnel, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Partnerships in Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Psychiatric Aides, Records (Forms), Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Tutorial Programs, Unions, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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)