ERIC Number: ED375295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Workplace Literacy Curriculum: A Competency-Based Approach for ESL, Math, & Reading.
Lake County Coll., Grayslake, IL.
This document provides a curriculum that is comprised of workplace-specific literacy methods, materials, and assessment techniques that are customized yet broadly applicable. A process section introduces the curriculum by describing its development process. It discusses staff development, needs assessment, competency development, materials selection, and instruction. The section concludes with an evaluation of the curriculum development process. The product section consists of the curriculum itself, with a statement of philosophy and goals, student profiles, the scope of instruction, assessment and evaluation strategies, instructional techniques, course outlines, and sample lesson plans. Six course outlines (two in each area) are provided: English as a second language, general math, and reading/writing. Lists of subject area competencies are provided. Each course outline states the competency and then lists basic skills it encompassed, instructional activities, and instructional materials. The expected instructional outcome appears at the bottom of the lists. Sample lesson plans (two in each subject area) lists competencies, basic skills, level and duration of class, and resources, materials, and texts. This content is provided: warm-up/review, presentation, guided practice, application, and teacher comments. Appendixes include a 94-item bibliography, needs assessment instruments, and workplace competency checklist. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Workplace Literacy, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Lake County Coll., Grayslake, IL.