ERIC Number: ED378426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Tools for the 21st Century. Southwest Alabama Cooperative Literacy Project. Final Evaluation.
Lipscomb, Judith D.; Cronin, C. Hines
The Southwest Alabama Cooperative Literacy Project was a workplace literacy program involving the University of South Alabama and seven manufacturing plants in the LeMoyne Industrial Complex in southwestern Alabama. The project's primary objective was to increase job productivity by teaching both conventional and functional literacy skills in reading and mathematics. During the project, 26 employees participated in 1 or more sessions of reading classes, and 35 employees took 1 or more sessions of math classes. Of the 39 participants who completed one or more sessions in reading, math, or both, 27 were black males, 2 were black females, and 10 were white males. All were between the ages of 35 and 60. The participants held diverse positions at their respective plants, such as:--welder, storeroom worker, pulp handler, operator, millwright, loader, and foreman. Fifteen of the 24 participants who completed the reading sessions and 21 of the 27 participants who completed the math sessions scored 80% or higher on their end-of-session competency tests. Follow-up evaluations of the participants' job productivity were slated for the coming months. Information about the project was disseminated through various conferences and publications. (Also included are the project's final performance report and nine tables summarizing the characteristics of participants in the various project classes.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: University of South Alabama, Mobile.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama