ERIC Number: ED378308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan-15
Workplace Literacy Project. Computer Aided Instruction in Basic Workplace Skills, May 1, 1991-October 31, 1992. Performance Report, Executive Summary, and Curriculum Guides.
Mott Community Coll., Flint, MI.
Originally designed to serve 400 employees, the Mott Community College (MCC) Workplace Literacy Project provided instruction in basic workplace skills to 566 employees from 20 companies. The cost was 2 percent lower than projected. All participants were assessed and counseled on the basis of the assessment tests. Individualized training plans were developed for each employee. A written evaluation was administered to each participant at the midpoint of each training sequence. Adjustments to the delivery of the curriculum were made in response to the data: delivering handout materials in a workbook format instead of distributing on a class-by-class basis, additional classroom materials, more site-specific curriculum materials, and more in-depth information on topics. Changes made as a result of the final course evaluation included combining closely related curricula into one training sequence and moving classes from worksite to MCC or the reverse. Local, statewide, and national dissemination activities included articles and speeches at conferences. Appendixes include examples of dissemination products, an evaluation of the project, t-tests for paired samples, employer survey and frequencies, midpoint and final evaluation forms, and weighted data from evaluations of courses, instructors, and materials. Six separately published curriculum guides for Reading, Writing, Math, Communications, Human Relations, and Problem Solving, respectively, are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Formative Evaluation, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Summative Evaluation, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires; 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: Mott Community Coll., Flint, MI.
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